Clara Barton: Angel Of The American Red Cross

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“There was to be the beginning of the battle, and there I should be needed first” (Harkins). Clara Barton, a feminist and a nurse, worked in the battle field and had a first hand experience of the tragedies of war. Barton first worked in a patent office and did work on missing soldiers. About a year after she began work in the field and gained knowledge and experience. During her time away she found the International Red Cross which sparked Clara to begin the American Red Cross. Clara Barton was the “Angel of the Battlefield” (History.com). Clara Barton changed the face of medicine through her experience and knowledge in the field, and her success in creating and running the American Red Cross. Clara Barton once a patent office worker, went

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