Book on North Dakota Nurses in World War I Added to Collection

The book North Dakota Nurses Over There 1917-1919, by Grace E. F. Holmes, MD, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection.  The following comes from the University of Kansas Medical Center website

“In the First World War 225 women from North Dakota served as US Army and Red Cross registered nurses. Tender stories of the care of wounded and dying US soldiers and the near impossible demands of dealing with the 1918 influenza epidemic are described in this book. Hard work, sleeplessness, sickness, squalor, sadness, and privation are balanced with self-effacement, commitment, and often a wry humor in their stories. Five nurses died and the 220 who returned to their lives in America were changed women.”

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