Mary Seacole
Mary possesses the power to heal others' emotional wounds.
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Mary was born on an utopian planet. Unfortunately, the alien nation of Sirz wiped out her entire planet. For decades after, Mary travelled the Solar System to heal the wounded. She will stop at nothing to master all forms of Healing knowledge.
Mary set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War.
Mary Jane Seacole was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica
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SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
Florence Nightingale was another nurse who worked during the Crimean War.
In this fact-file find out why we turned Mary into a Superhero and learn about the Crimean War
The building behind Mary is a drawing 14 Soho Square, Soho, London. The building had a Plaque erected in 2007 by English Heritage
Full name: Mary Jane Seacole
Born: 1805
Died: 1881
Occupation: Nurse
Mary was a British-Jamaican nurse. Who lived during Victorian era. Mary's was born in Jamaica in 1805.
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You can find out more about life of Mary Seacole in three short videos from BBC Teach.
Video credit: BBC Teach
Her mother ran one of the top hotels in Kingston and also worked as a healer. She used remedies from her African and Caribbean heritage and passed on her knowledge to her daughter. In 1854 Britain went to war with Russia (the Crimean War). Mary arrived in London keen to volunteer as a nurse but was turned down. She decided to go to Crimea and set up a hotel providing comforts to the soldiers and a base for her nursing.
"…. the grateful words and smile which rewarded me for binding up a wound (..) was a pleasure worth risking life for"
Mary Seacole
WHAT'S A NURSE?
A nurse is a person who is trained to give care to people who are sick or injured.
Video credit: RADICAL JR.
What Do Nurses Do?
Nurses work with doctors and other health care workers to make patients well and to help keep them fit and healthy. Nurses can specialise. For example some nurses help during surgeries, others might train to help people understand nutrition (what to eat)
A day in the life of a nurse. Find out about the role they play in the care of patients and families.
Video credit: SickKidsInteractive
Some Facts About Mary
Mary's mother taught her traditional African and Caribbean remedies for illnesses.
Mary received four medals from the British Government.
There had been tension around the Crimean Pennisula for a long time. This short video from History Videos for kids will give you a great overview on the Crimean War.
What was the Crimean War
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History and comedy combined, to give you an overview of Victorian Paramedics.
Victorian Paramedics?
Video credit: History Videos for Kids
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An engaging animated summary of medical progress in the 19th century. This video is suitable for 13+.
What was 19th Century Medicine Like?
Video credit: BBC Teach
Mary loved to travel. When she was a teenager, she went to England twice. That's over 7000 km!
The British Hotel had a general store, restaurant and hotel. The profits were used to cover the costs of the medicine.
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