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Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

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How Mary Seacole was made a saint and Florence Nightingake was smeared

Mary Seacole, Jamaican Herbalist. During Crimean War performed surgery on the frontline and established the "British Hotel" providing supplies for soldiers and quarters for sick and infirmed.

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Angels at war: The WW2 nurses who found time for romance on the front line

Females on the front line: Nurses dressed for action during the Second World War

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