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... one in hospitals. In conclusion Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott depicted the short lived career of a civil war nurse and the experiences she had caring for patients it also showed how the American medical field has grown but also how it is similar in structure. There many influential and essential leaders during the civil war that helped make America what it is today; three of which are Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and William A. Hammond. Lincoln was the commander and chief at the time of the civil war and who abolished slavery. Ulysses S. Grant was the General-in-chief of the United States Army who through the used of strong military war tactics forced General Lee and the Confederate Army to surrender. Lastly William A Hammond was appointed Surgeon General and as such he went around and inspected hospitals for cleanliness and compliance of regulations.
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