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Wartime Nurse

Wartime Nurse

by Eric Taylor
     
 
Wartime Nurse recounts the amazing exploits of nurses working in battle zones during the last 100 years, spanning wars from the Crimea to Korea -- years when such nurses struggled for official recognition. Florence Nightingale defied male prejudice and the conventions of the time by caring for soldiers in hospitals seething with cholera and "awash with sewage". During

Overview

Wartime Nurse recounts the amazing exploits of nurses working in battle zones during the last 100 years, spanning wars from the Crimea to Korea -- years when such nurses struggled for official recognition. Florence Nightingale defied male prejudice and the conventions of the time by caring for soldiers in hospitals seething with cholera and "awash with sewage". During the Boer War, nurses were calmly dressing wounds in the shell-bombed streets of South Africa. In the First World War, tens of thousands served world-wide, battling away in tented hospitals from the icy conditions of Archangel to the heat of Mesopotamia. By the time of the Second World War, the Forces finally conceded that there was a place for military nurses close to the battlefield itself and exactly one century after proving themselves in Crimea, wartime nurses were officially in action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753156247
Publisher:
ISIS Large Print Books
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Isis Softcover Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.09(d)

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