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Physical description



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 that actually care about Alice compared to the other employees.


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