Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919:  WW1 Military Nursing

Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I (ePub eBook)

Agency Publisher: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center & School and The Borden Institute
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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 for their services across the 20th century when 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 WWI 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.

Table of Contents:
Foreword | vii
Tribute | viii
Editor’s Note | xi
Preface | xii
Introduction | xv
I. The Army Nurse Corps | 1
Historical Background | 3
Chief Nurses | 4
II. The Red Cross Solution | 15
The Army Nurses Corps Goes Over There! | 17
The Army Medical Department
and the Red Cross | 27
The Red Cross Hospitals | 28
The Army Nurse in England | 45
III. Stateside Nursing | 47
The Army School of Nursing | 49
Training | 61
African American Nurses | 65
IV. On the Battlefield | 67
Buddy Aid | 69
Litter Bearers | 71
Ambulances | 76
Field Hospitals | 80
Mobile Hospitals | 83
Evacuating the Wounded | 91
Evacuation Hospitals | 97
Hospital Trains | 105
Camp Hospitals | 113
V. Behind the Lines | 127
Quarters and Living Conditions | 129
Leisure | 135
In the Operating Room | 152
Central Medical Department Laboratory | 168
Disease | 175
Death | 186
Hospital Centers | 197
Convalescence | 211
VI. Victory! | 217
Farewell to France | 219
Awards and Citations | 224
Summary | 236
Acknowledgements | 237
Bibliography | 238

Audience: Members of the military and veterans, especially in military nursing positions, as well as those engaged in gender studies, studying the roles of women in the military, and military and WWI enthusiasts would enjoy this publication.

Keywords: Answering The Call The U.S. Army Nurse Corps 1917-1919 A commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I, WWI nurses, military nurses, WWI, U.S. Army Nurse Corps history, military nurses WWI

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GPO Stock Number:
999-000-33335-8
ISBN:
9780160869365
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center & School and The Borden Institute
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2010, 254 pages
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English
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Army History; Nurses Corps;
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Release Date:
12/11/2012
Latest Status Update:
04/27/2017

Reviews & More About this Product

Library Journal Special Feature Article by Jim Church "Looking Back, Moving On: 2008 Best Notable Government Documents"

"Documenting the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps nurses in World War I, this book gathers here for the first time rare and carefully chosen monochomatic photographs and quotations from personal accounts and official sources that depict these nurses' rich and varied experiences."