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Norman tells the dramatic story of fifty women—members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurse Corps—who went to war, working in military hospitals, aboard ships, and with air evacuation squadrons during the Vietnam War. Here, in a moving narrative, the women talk about why they went to war, the experiences they had while they were there, and how war affected them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. Volunteering for the Vietnam War
  2. pp. 7-15
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  1. 2. Arriving in Vietnam
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 3. The Professional Strains and Moral Dilemmas of Nursing in Vietnam
  2. pp. 27-43
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  1. 4. The Rewards of Wartime Nursing in Vietnam
  2. pp. 45-52
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  1. 5. Personal Experiences in Vietnam
  2. pp. 53-63
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  1. 6. The Status of Female Military Nurses in Vietnam
  2. pp. 65-74
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  1. 7. Different Experiences in the Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurse Corps
  2. pp. 75-89
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  1. 8. Factors Associated with the Year the Nurse Served in Vietnam
  2. pp. 91-103
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  1. 9. Leaving Vietnam
  2. pp. 105-112
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  1. 10. Homecoming
  2. pp. 113-123
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  1. 11. The Years Since the War
  2. pp. 125-140
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  1. 12. Coming to Terms with the War: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  2. pp. 141-154
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  1. 13. Lessons Learned from the War
  2. pp. 155-160
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  1. 14. Conclusions
  2. pp. 161-167
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  1. Appendix: Information on the Fifty Military Nurses
  2. pp. 169-183
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 185-195
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  1. References
  2. pp. 197-206
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 207-211
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812202977
Related ISBN
9780812213171
MARC Record
OCLC
759158265
Pages
238
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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