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American McGee's Alice London
Physical description
Gender Female
Occupation Rutledge Asylum nurse

Nurse D- is one of the staff at Rutledge Asylum who helped to treat Alice Liddell during her stay at their facilities. She assists Dr. Heironymous Q. Wilson with his patients and has many duties to attend to.


Wilson's casebook[]

In the casebook on Alice's progress in her recovery, Nurse D- made appearances on different days, most of her actions triggering reactions from Alice. During her shifts at Rutledge, Nurse D- had responsibilities to attend to, such as letting patients out for routine strolls in the gardens, sponge baths, and so on. When she sewed Alice's rabbit's button eye back on, Alice had an episode of mania that stopped once the button was removed. Nurse D- also triggered a reaction from Alice during one of her spongebaths where Alice attacked her, calling her the Duchess by name.[1]


She does not wish to harm Alice, unlike many of the asylum staff, and also takes time to do things for Alice that many other people would have ignored, such as fixing her belongings and bathing her. She appears to be a kind person at heart that has no means to complete her job horridly or harshly.


  • In the intro of American McGee's Alice, she may have been heard talking about how she hoped Alice's stuffed rabbit will help her recover, but there is no official confirmation if this is D-.
  • In Wonderland, she is the Duchess. The title "Nurse D-" may refer to this as her last name is unknown other than the first letter, being "D," similar to the first letter in "Duchess."
  • She is probably one of the only ones mentioned that actually care about Alice compared to the other employees.
  • Nurse D-'s connection to the Duchess is not entirely clear, as the entry of the casebook is elusive with its description: "'In her most disturbing outburst in quite some time, Alice attacked one of the nurses while being bathed. Called her “Duchess."' Wilson only said "one of the nurses" of the asylum building, but in each single case when he mentioned nurse D- was by calling her "nurse D-", and this major event has no true reason to be an exception to the tradition. He would've said "Alice attacked nurse D-" in such a case, therefore the casebook's intention was to be deliberately vague in this regard.


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