publication date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (part of Spring 2016)

category: Medicine

clue: She could have lived a life of luxury as the wife of a governor, but when her son enlisted to fight, she became a nurse and a legend in her Southern state.

explanation: Reid was the wife of Florida governor Robert Raymond Reid, and took up nursing after her son enlisted in the Confederate Army. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, and Joanna Woods


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