At the time of the outbreak of the Civil War, much doctoring was done in homes by family members. There were only about 150 hospitals in the entire nation at the time the War began.
|Mary Ann Bickerdyke|
|Photo Credit: Lyn Fenwick|
|Louisa May Alcott|
Many of you will remember that in "Little Women," a telegraph arrived, which read: "Mrs. March: Your husband is very ill. Come at once." Mrs. March does not hesitate.