The neglection of the sanitation of camps and little knowledge about how diseases are carried led to many many deaths during the civil war. The hospitals still had not discovered the importances of sanitation and hygiene. The lack of water and time meant that they did not wash their hands or their instruments after usage and surgery. Knives covered in blood were used as scalpels and doctors wore pus stained clothes, because of this sepsis or pyemia, pus in the blood, was very common and very
Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
However, many women were very inexperienced when they first started. According to the BBC article, “World War One: The many battles faced by WW1’s nurses,” “Thousands of young women from middle-class homes with little experience of domestic work, not much relevant education and total ignorance of male bodies, volunteered and found themselves pitched into military hospitals.” (S2) In other words, not all of the heroic nurses we hear about were very experienced at first. Most had to learn very quickly because of the enormous number of soldiers that needed to be tended to. Another quote from the same article is, “The image and the conspicuous Red Cross uniforms were romantic but the work itself exhausting, unending and sometimes disgusting.” (S2) This quote shows the reality of being a nurse in WW1. It wasn’t all fun and games.
In the Victorian area, the woman never had much authority over the man of the house but if the man was not home, the woman did everything. They women did not even have rights over their own property. The church also looked down upon a family if the women became in control of certain roles of the house. This time frame was not pleasant to the women, it thrived in the literacy
The only difference between us and the Ancient Egyptians would be, that some of what was scrawled on the papyrus scrolls were incantations, as well as medical records. Lastly, I felt the Ancient Egyptians ability to relieve pain through homeopathic remedies was very clever, in the way they were able to use their intuition in nature and provide for these remedies. An example of two of their most common homeopathic remedies, was to chew a ball of honey, cinnamon, myrrh, frankincense, and pignon, to cure chronic bad breath. As well as opium was administered as an anesthetic, as this originally comes from the poppy plant. There are plenty of more pros and cons I could list, such as the pro of sanitation, as this lessened the mortality rate, due to their deep values for cleanliness, where surgical instruments were sterilized, as well as the places of medical practice.
These diseases include Tuberculosis, smallpox and pneumonia. Medicine was not as advanced as it is today so every disease was a lot harder to defeat. Procedures such as childbirth and pregnancy are seen as simple procedures now but used to be a plausible cause of death. Disease was persistent in Dickinson’s family with her mother fighting multiple diseases for the last couple decades of her life. Dickinson spent most of her time staying at home and she took care of her often ill mother.
Ichabod’s intentions with Katrina were never true after that. The love that Ichabod has for Katrina was just over money, the rivalry of Ichabod and Brom Bones, and never over how much he liked her. The love that Ichabod has for Katrina was just over money. Katrina was the daughter of a very wealthy man, once Ichabod found out, was all that mattered to Ichabod and many other suitors before him. He never had much money due to being a teacher.
In both stories the girls desire is considered a “fever”. Why is a woman’s desire to do art or make a table cover labelled as a symptom of sickness? In Frances story, the title contains the word, “A Patchwork Fever”. Therefore, from the beginning of the story, the readers can assume the patchwork task is leading to a sickness of a character. Frances had a desire for the patchwork and began to make that her focus, while putting off the duties she is relied upon to do.
The bathing issue occurs for months without anyone saying anything about it, because most of the elderly family members don’t even go visit them, so they are not there to witness or defend their relative. I do believe nurses should be taking care of their patients with compassion (Peate 1). I am sure that when their family members get sick they want the best care they could get so why not treat your patients like they are part of your family. There are many nurses out there that I’ve seen from my experience not even liking to teach student nurses when they go to their clinical. If they are not happy with what they do they should not be there making sick patients feel worse than they already
The civil war implemented the building of hospitals even though most of the volunteers were seen just the same as “camp followers” the women who went with their soldier. In the South, it looked very awful if “respectable” women were seen in a military hospital. Mary Ann Bickerdyke of Illinois, considered the best known nurse at the time of the civil war, began her career in nursing accidently. Bickerdyke delivered money to hospitals that were built by the Union at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. After her experiences being around soldiers suffering with no one to help, she became the only woman that was allowed in the army of General William T. Sherman.
Most of the family was infected with the disease including Joe. Being infected with the disease left Joe in the hospital a whole year. Ethel and Galen was a couple that came to help take care of the younger children when their mother passed and when their older brother Lawrence was drafted. The children’s mother did not like the wife; Ethel. Henrietta often referred to her as “that hateful woman.” Everyone in the family also felt she was jealous of Henrietta.
She suffered from poor health for much of her life. She was afflicted with the dreaded smallpox disease as a teenager and it flared up again later in life. Also as was common in those days, some of her children died when they were very young. In the 1660’s, her house burned down and she and her family were homeless for a time. However, Anne’s indomitable spirit was more than equal to all of these sufferings.
A perfect vegetable” (214). This showed how Foua and Nao Kao greatly cared for Lia and how their way of healing through herbal remedies was a great contribution to her condition, “At the hospital she was so sick that when she was sleeping in the bed, she sweated so much her bed got all wet. She had too much medicine and her body just gave way. But then we boiled the herbs and we washed her and her sweat stooped and she didn’t die” (180). Foua and Nao Kao continued to care for Lia like they were from the beginning.
Women were also encouraged to take Miltown with or without a mental disorder, because it cures that all day unpleasantness . This paper will discuss why women thought they had a need for a ‘Mother’s Little Helper’ and where those needs come from. In the years, post-wartimes, women were removed from their wartime jobs and placed back into their homes to raise their new born
During the 1300’s one of the biggest illness was The Black Plague. The Black Plague killed half of the population. Other diseases took many lives also. The Medical field and technology was not good like it is today. Since modern technology, Britain has been plague free for 96 years now.