Answering the Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I .: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I .

Answering the Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I .: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I .

by Lisa M. Budreau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0160817242

ISBN-13: 9780160817243

Pub. Date: 11/10/2008

Publisher: United States Dept. of Defense

Only seventeen years after the establishment of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) , America entered into a global conflict known as World War I.  It was a short period, less than two years until the Armistice in 1918, but the demands on nurses were profound.   The ANC grew from 403 members to over 22,000 utilizing a significant portion of all the

Overview

Only seventeen years after the establishment of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) , America entered into a global conflict known as World War I.  It was a short period, less than two years until the Armistice in 1918, but the demands on nurses were profound.   The ANC grew from 403 members to over 22,000 utilizing a significant portion of all the professional nurses in the United States.  Their willingness to volunteer was the blueprint for how nurses would answer the need across the 20th century when the patriots responded to a call to arms in support of our Nation and freedom around the world.

 

Recognition of the valuable role nurses played during the war led to the establishment, also in 1918, of the Army School of Nursing, a highly respected and unique institution that set exacting and enduring standards of quality.

 

In dedicating this commemorative publication to all Army nurses who served during the First World War, the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Army Medical Command pay tribute to the significant contributions that the Army Nurse Corps made to the advancement of military medicine 90 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780160817243
Publisher:
United States Dept. of Defense
Publication date:
11/10/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Foreword

Tribute

Editor’s Note

Preface

Introduction

 

I.          THE ARMY NURSE CORPS

Historical Background

Chief Nurses

 

II.         THE RED CROSS SOLUTION

                        The Army Nurse Corps Goes Over There!

                        The Army Medical Department and the Red Cross

                        The Red Cross Hospitals

                        The Army Nurse in England

 

III.       STATESIDE NURSING

                        The Army School of Nursing

                        Training

                        African American Nurses

 

IV.       ON THE BATTLEFIELD

                        Buddy Aid

                        Litter Bearers

                        Ambulances

                        Field Hospitals

                        Mobile Hospitals

                        Evacuating the Wounded

                        Evacuation Hospitals

                        Hospital Trains

                        Camp Hospitals

 

V.        BEHIND THE LINES

                        Quarters and Living Conditions

                        Leisure

                        In the Operating Room

                        Central Medical Department Laboratory

                        Disease

                        Death

                        Hospital Centers

                        Convalescence

 

VI.       VICTORY

                        Farewell to France

                        Awards and Citations

 

Summary

Acknowledgements

Bibliography

 

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