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Abraham Lincoln and Rebecca Pomeroy

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Thanks, that was amazing...it'd make a great book or movie.

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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And I thank you, brownbook!

In  the same time period during the Civil War, Walt Whitman, famous poet, teacher and journalist, was also a male nurse.

Some of Whitman’s most famous poems are written about his time as a nurse, including “The Wound Dresser,” which describes the act of nursing to the ill and dying:

           I onward go, I stop,

With hinged knees and steady hand to dress wounds,

I am firm with each, the pangs are sharp yet unavoidable,

One turns to me his appealing eyes—poor boy! I never knew you,

Yet I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you.

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Fantastic read!  Thanks for sharing some great history! 

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