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To heal and to serve : Army women doctors in WWII

by Graf, Mercedes.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction 940.54 GRA
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  940.54 GRA
 
 
Summary
The book covers the subject of WWII women medical officers in-depth--something that has not been previously attempted. Since commissioning was not granted until April of 1943, their Army service was relatively short, and for the majority of the women medical officers, it was only an interlude in their professional lives. This brings up several questions. What were their lives like before they volunteered? What did they do when they were in the Army? How did crossing gender lines affect their wartime military experiences? What career paths did they follow in postwar years? Mercedes Graf has uncovered stories that answer these questions and testify both to the character and the convictions of these women as individuals, as doctors, and as pioneer medical officers. And the stories are as varied and sometimes as incredible as the women themselves.
Contents
Pioneer women doctors campaign for wartime service
From pioneer women doctors abroad to "joining the home team"
From contract surgeon to Army medical officer
Enter the women neuropsychiatrists/psychiatrists
"Specialization as a mark of expertise": women doctors in internal medicine, pathology, anesthesiology, and orthopedics
"Narrowing the field": women doctors in radiology, preventive medicine, surgery, and other areas
More than they expected: nonspecialists and other problems in service
"I do not regret having had the opportunity to serve my country": a look back at women's experiences as medical officers in the United States Army
Appendix.

Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Army. -- Women's Army Corps -- Biography.
United States. -- Army -- Medical personnel -- Biography.
United States. -- Army -- Medical care -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- United States.
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Women physicians -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.
Publisher Ashland, Oregon :2013
Other Titles Army women doctors in WWII
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description pages cm
ISBN 9781555717445
1555717446
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