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Lingering Fever: A World War II Nurse's Memoir

Lingering Fever: A World War II Nurse's Memoir

by LaVonne Telshaw Camp
     
 

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During 1945, the author found herself in the monsoon-drenched jungles of Assam, caring for soldiers in the China-Burma-India theater of war. Nothing in her training had prepared her for the tropical diseases or the thatched-roof hospital where men spat on the floor, rats were pervasive, and patients used handguns to chase gigantic cockroaches (and wereas likely to

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During 1945, the author found herself in the monsoon-drenched jungles of Assam, caring for soldiers in the China-Burma-India theater of war. Nothing in her training had prepared her for the tropical diseases or the thatched-roof hospital where men spat on the floor, rats were pervasive, and patients used handguns to chase gigantic cockroaches (and wereas likely to sell their medicine as swallow it).
The experience was made tolerable by Nurse Camp's romance with one of the airmen who flew the Hump, supplying O.S.S. troops behind Japanese lines and carrying General Joseph Stilwell's Chinese troops to fight the battle of North Burma. She accompanied her future husband on some of his missions. Based in part on letters she wrote to her parents, this is the poignant story of one nurse's experience in World War II.

Editorial Reviews

H-Net Review
a wonderful picture of the living conditions at an evacuation hospital in the jungle.... [Camp] writes colorfully about the Chinese patients, Army life, and her impressions of the setting and the culture...a welcome addition to the collection of works on women's experiences in World War II
World War II Air Commando
an amazing and well-written narrative...highly recommended
The Cellar Book Shop
a model for personal narratives: competently and interestingly written, fair to her subjects, honestly introspective, carefully researched.... Well illustrated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476603261
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/04/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
929,656
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

LaVonne Telshaw Camp lives in Moorestown, New Jersey.

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