Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
... Women by Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott is a world-renowned writer, especially known for her novel, Little Women. However, little do most of us know about her stint as a nurse during the Civil War (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 2011). Her contributions to pharmacy are partly, if not totally, an offshoot of her role in providing healthcare until she became ill herself upon contracting typhoid fever.
In her work, Hospital Sketches, which recounted her experiences as a nurse, from her decision to join the force to the moment she had to be taken home by her father due to her illness, her critique of that time’s current system may serve as a guide to the development of therapeutics, and healthca...