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Nurses on the Front Line examines how nurses have responded to both natural and man-made disasters in the United States, Canada, and other nations over the course of the previous and current centuries. It documents 12 disasters, including the Galveston hurricane of 1900, the 1942 Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire, September 11th, and Hurricane Katrina.
More than a simple narrative, this text provides intimate first-hand experiences-through letters, memoirs, oral histories, and newspaper articles-of health care workers, survivors, and civic and private organizations that reflect on the character and speed of responders during a disaster. It illustrates how nurses can restore stability in the aftermath of a chaotic event and analyzes the nurses' role as part of a community response.
Chapter 2: Galveston Hurricane of 1900
Chapter 3: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Chapter 4: Mining accidents in West Virginia in the early 20th century
Chapter 5: The 1917 Explosion of WWI Supply Ship off Halifax, Nova Scotia
Chapter 6: The Tulsa Race Rriot of 1921
Chapter 7: The 1937 Natual Gas Explosion, East Texas Elementary School
Chapter 8: The 1942 Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire
Chapter 9: Gendered Notions of Expertise and Bravery: NYC, 9/11
Chapter 10. Hurricane Katrina: Nursing's Response
Chapter 11: Disaster Nursing: Lessons form the Past, Directions for the Future