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The Nurse Herbalist - Martha Ballard

Martha Ballard (1734-1812) was an American midwife who worked as a nurse and herbal healer. Her detailed diaries revealed her daily work as a midwife at a time when little was known about healthcare workers. She was an expert in giving herbal medicines and remedies, especially to women who had just given birth.

The history of herbalism extends back thousands of years from around the world.

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