Mary Seacole

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  • Mary Seacole
    • Before the Crimean War
      • Being the daughter of a healer, Mary, too became a healer and a midwife.
      • She gained further medical experience in Panama. There she showed people how to deal with cholera outbreaks by isolating patients and cleaning dirt.
      • She traveled to England and tried to volunteer her services to the the British army but her help was rejected. She made and paid her own way to crimea.
    • In the Crimea
      • In the Crimea, Mary set up a 'British Hotel' providing food and drink to the soldiers. Whilst there she also tented to the soldiers wounds and treated sickness. She also went out on the battlefield to treat the wounded.
      • This made her hugely popular with the soldiers and also highly respected.
    • After the Crimean War
      • She returned to Britain with no money. Ex-soldiers and 'The Times' newspaper tried to raise funds for her but this fell through when the organising company went bankrupt.
      • She published her memoirs and was better off for doing so but nobody in Britain tried to learn from her medical skills.
    • 1805-1881
  • In the Crimea, Mary set up a 'British Hotel' providing food and drink to the soldiers. Whilst there she also tented to the soldiers wounds and treated sickness. She also went out on the battlefield to treat the wounded.

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