Archives for September 2013

Miss Alice Fisher and the Blockley Nurse

In 1884, the Board of the Poor [Board of Guardians] in Philadelphia was seeking a suitable person to start a Training School for Nurses in the former Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital  known as Old Blockley. Miss Florence Nightingale was consulted for advice and recommended a former student, Miss Alice Fisher.  At the time, Miss Fisher was […]

Civil War Nursing

Nursing During the Civil War as Described by Roberta West in Her Book “History of Nursing in Pennsylvania” published by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association in c1930 By Jane Early, BSN, RN The outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 found little differences in the care of the sick and wounded than during the Revolutionary […]