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Book and Media Reviews
October 4, 2006

Military Nursing

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;296(13):1659-1664. doi:10.1001/jama.296.13.1663

Unlike most women in past wars, nurses worked in the midst of fighting and experienced firsthand the toll of human destruction. In They Called Them Angels Kathi Jackson makes an important contribution to standard military history by giving the military nurses' perspective. Drawing on a wealth of personal interviews, memoirs, and magazine articles, Jackson vividly captures the experiences of military nurses during World War II. These nurses' wartime tales of ingenuity, valor, skill, and compassion make this book highly readable for the amateur or professional historian of military nursing.

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