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A history of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps

Author: Mary T Sarnecky
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies in health, illness, and caregiving.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The history of the Nurse Corps is as surprising as it is violent: during World War I, nurses were the first U.S. Army units to fly the American flag in France from their base hospitals in support of British troops; in World War II, Army nurses served at every front, from Alaska to the Philippines, from England to the beaches of Anzio, where several died in bombings while tending to the wounded. With the advent of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary T Sarnecky
ISBN: 0812235029 9780812235029
OCLC Number: 40776705
Description: xiv, 518 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Nancy R. Adams and Terris E. Kennedy --
Ch. 1. Antecedents of the Army Nurse Corps --
Ch. 2. First Decades of the Army Nurse Corps --
Ch. 3. The Army Nurse Corps in World War I --
Ch. 4. The Army Nurse Corps in the Decades Between the Wars --
Ch. 5. The Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the Zone of the Interior, Minor Theaters, the Pacific, and China, Burma, and India --
Ch. 6. The Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the Mediterranean and European Theaters --
Ch. 7. Flight Nursing in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II --
Ch. 8. Army Nurse Corps Challenges, Concerns, and Administration in World War II --
Ch. 9. A Return to Peace Followed by the Korean War --
Ch. 10. The Era of the Vietnam War --
Ch. 11. In Retrospect.
Series Title: Studies in health, illness, and caregiving.
Responsibility: Mary T. Sarnecky.
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Traces the history of the corps since its founding, in 1901. "A work essential to any study of the corps or military medicine."-Choice  Read more...

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"Extraordinary."-American Journal of Nursing "This volume celebrates and illuminates the significant contributions, arduous labors, and formidable challenges of the hundreds of thousands of women and Read more...

 
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