Healers in World War II: Oral Histories of Medical Corps Personnel

Healers in World War II: Oral Histories of Medical Corps Personnel

by Patricia W. Sewell, Patricia W. Sewell
     
 

Dr. Logan W. Hovis parachuted onto Corregidor with the 503rd Regimental Combat Team. Dr. Jeremiah Henry Holleman served with the 89th Division all the way into Germany, liberating a concentration camp. Nurse Mary A. Breeding, five feet tall, 100 pounds, served with the 174th General Hospital in France. Dr. Vincent Stephen Conti was awarded a Bronze Star for

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Dr. Logan W. Hovis parachuted onto Corregidor with the 503rd Regimental Combat Team. Dr. Jeremiah Henry Holleman served with the 89th Division all the way into Germany, liberating a concentration camp. Nurse Mary A. Breeding, five feet tall, 100 pounds, served with the 174th General Hospital in France. Dr. Vincent Stephen Conti was awarded a Bronze Star for fighting typhus in Naples, Italy.

These accounts and 31 others covering the heroics of 44 individuals working in the Medical Corps are gathered here by editor Patricia W. Sewell. Firsthand accounts are given by doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, front-line medics, Navy corpsmen, medical personnel who served on air evacuation teams and hospital ships, and others who functioned in many different capacities. Autobiographies, interviews, letters and cassette tapes helped compose most of these narratives.

Editorial Reviews

The Journal of America's Military Past
engaging
Booknews
Doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, front-line medics, and other medical personnel offer first-person accounts of 35 individuals who served in the Medical Corps during WWII. Each account includes b&w historical photos from personal collections. Interviews were supplemented by autobiographies and letters to create the accounts. Sewell is a writer and researcher. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409334
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Writer and researcher Patricia W. Sewell lives in Griffin, Georgia.

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