Sister Anthony/ Mary O’Connell ‘Angel of the Battlefield’

#OnThisDay 1814 Mary O’Connell/Sister Anthony, AKA the ‘Angel of the battlefield’ was born in Limerick. Sister Anthony invented battlefield triage during the American Civil War which saved countless lives during the conflict. Her method was “the first recognizably modern triage techniques in war zones, saved countless lives through faster hospital treatment and won her praise from President Lincoln”. Her medical skills often allowed her to intervene to save soldiers’ limbs from amputation. Her methods are still used today.

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Mary O'Connell Sister Anthony

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