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Emily Patterson : The Heroic Life of a Milltown Nurse

2018

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Summary

When Emily Patterson arrives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children in 1862, she finds herself worlds away from Bath, Maine, the staunchly pious township of her birth. Up the remote reaches of Vancouver Island's Alberni Canal, Emily learns much about self-reliance in a fledgling milltown where pioneer loggers and the native Tseshaht community share an often tempestuous co-existence. In search of their ideal homestead, the Pattersons next travel to Oregon's fertile Willamette and Columbia River regions, confronting both joy and tragedy along the way. After many years, their quest finally leads them to Burrard Inlet, where the sawmilling communities of Hastings Mill and Moodyville duel for lumber supremacy. Emily gains wide recognition amidst the hardliving mill workers for her extraordinary nursing skills, self-taught from sheer necessity over the course of her nomadic life. In a time when the nearest doctor is several hours of travel away, Emily is called upon day or night to deal with any medical situation, be it removing a splinter, treating a cough or preparing a body for burial.

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women canada biography history nurses british columbia vancouver general biography & autobiography vancouver (b.c.) patterson, emily, 1836-1909

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-301) and index
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CaOOCEL
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
610.73092
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
General Note
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
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n-cn-bc
LCCN
RT37.P38
LCCN Item number
S65 2017eb
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CaBNVSL
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CaBNVSL
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (xii, 312 pages)
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CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)thg00975516
(OCoLC)991531292
(CaOOCEL)454368
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Title proper/short title
Heroic life of a milltown nurse
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CaBNVSL
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