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Name:    Parsons, Emily
Profession:  Medicine
Category:  Human and Social Services
Description:    Emily Parsons was a professional nurse who worked at Lawton Hospital and then was put in charge of the hospital boat that left St. Louis to take supplies south and bring wounded soldiers back from Vicksburg and Tennessee. She accomplished these tasks despite the fact that "she was blind in one eye, slightly deaf, and so lame in one foot that she could not walk or stand for long periods."

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