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From the Army Quartermaster's Book of Uniforms for WACs, and Nurses. This page describes the different caps that nurses wore. Bottom left is the brown and white seersucker cap which was worn with the matching uniform. It laced in the back to hold shape, and unlaced to become flat, easy to launder and pack, no ironing required. The center bottom cap is the traditional white nurse's cap which had a gather at the back neckline to adjust the size and fit.
Army nurse adjusts an IV in a soldier’s arm in Italy, circa 1944-1945. | The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories
Army nurse adjusts an IV in a soldier’s arm in Italy, circa 1944-1945. U.S. Army Signal Corps, Gift in Memory of William F. Caddell, Sr., from The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum, 2007.048.112.
2nd Lieutenant Rita G Hall and several Army nurses behind her wave farewell at Cape Gloucester, New Britain in August 1944 | The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories
2nd Lieutenant Rita G Hall and several Army nurses behind her wave farewell at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, August 1944. South Pacific Theater. US Army Signal Corps, Gift of Donald E. Mittelstaedt from The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum, 2008.354.198
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Identity Discs. Matron M.D.F. Wright, Second World War. Canadian #Nurses Association Collection Military personnel, including nursing sisters, had to wear identity discs like these ones around the neck for easy identification in the event of death or serious injury.
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A nurse and doctor at work on a patient ward at U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 3. The Mount Sinai Hospital sponsored this unit in World War I. It was located at Vauclaire Monastery in Montpon, France.1918. Mount Sinai Archives.
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U.S. Army Nurses Corps African- American nurses, commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps, limber up their muscles in an early-morning workout during an advanced training course at a camp in Australia. The nurses, who already had extensive training in the U.S., will be assigned to Allied hospitals in advanced sectors of the southwest Pacific theater." February 1944.
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Original caption: Army nurses in trenches wear gas masks during intensive gas tests. The tests, taken by 56 Army nurses, all volunteers for foreign service, were part of a course of chemical warfare training, and the nurses came through with flying colors, being praised by Army men for their fearlessness. credit: Bettmann/CORBIS.
1943 WWII Canadian Nursing Sister D. Mick reading patient's chart during rounds of a ward at No. 15 Canadian General Hospital, R.C.A.M.C., El Arrouch, Algeria, August 1943. During the Sicilian campaign, wounded men were evacuated to Algeria for treatment. Photo by Frederick G. Whitcombe. Department of National Defence / National Archives of Canada, PA-141498
Ground Support (China-Burma-India
When you work in an Army hospital like we did you feel like the whole world is wounded, because that’s all you see all day.” (Video Interview, 1:16:29) Geraldine “Gerry” Boock graduated from nursing school in 1944, and she and several of her classmates decided to join the war effort. One of her friends volunteered the two of them for overseas duty, and after six weeks at sea, she landed in Calcutta, where she worked with patients wounded or taken ill in the China-Burma-India Theater.
UMMC Trauma Nurse to share war zone expertise with health-care providers bound for deployment
With 28 years of experience working as a trauma nurse, mostly in adult and pediatric emergency departments, Kevin Beasley has seen and treated untold injuries both strange and extreme. But no matter what high-profile trauma center a nurse might work in, Beasley says nothing compares to the sort of injuries a trauma nurse will encounter in a war zone.
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Nurse Feeding Soldier as Patient - U983633INP - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Here aboard an army services force's splendidly equipped hospital train of the second service command en route from New York to Ohio, PFC Ralph Keeran of Urbana, Ohio, wearing a neck and back cast, has his dinner fed to him by Army nurse Anne V. Wojcik.