On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers

On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers

by Kate Marsden
     
 

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While serving as a nurse in Bulgaria, Kate Marsden saw firsthand the horrors of leprosy—and determined to journey to the leper colonies of Yakutsk, 2,000 miles across the Siberian wastes. Armed with the patronage of both Queen Victoria and the Russian Czarina, she strode forth. With passion and wit, this extraordinary Victorian lady recounts the amazing story of…  See more details below

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While serving as a nurse in Bulgaria, Kate Marsden saw firsthand the horrors of leprosy—and determined to journey to the leper colonies of Yakutsk, 2,000 miles across the Siberian wastes. Armed with the patronage of both Queen Victoria and the Russian Czarina, she strode forth. With passion and wit, this extraordinary Victorian lady recounts the amazing story of her search for the lepers and for an elusive remedial herb. Illustrated with contemporary drawings. 6 1/4 X 9 1/4. 22 B&W Illustrations

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ISBN-13:
9780712694612
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Series:
Century Travellers Ser.
Pages:
432

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