Mary Seacole

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On one trip to Panama she carried out an autopsy on a victim and was therefore able to learn more about how disease attacked the body.

In 1853 Russia invaded Turkey. Britain and France concerned about the growing power of Russia went to Turkey's aid.- The Crimean War

Soon after British soldiers arrived In Turkey men started going down with cholera and malaria. Within a few weeks it was estimated 8,000 men were suffering from these 2 diseases.

More people died from disease than actual injuries from fighting.

When Mary S heard


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