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Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War

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"‘I never got a chance to be a girl,’ Kate O’Hare Palmer lamented, thirty-four years after her tour as an army nurse in Vietnam. Although proud of having served, she felt that the war she never understood had robbed her of her innocence and forced her to grow up too quickly. As depicted in a photograph taken late in her tour, long hours in the operating room exhausted her ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Clarissa Sanders
Kara Vuic is a great writer and an even better historian. She cares about the women who served in Vietnam and uses Officer, Nurse, Woman as a venue to give them a voice within the girl of academic History. I really miss having her at Bridgewater!
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This is an excellent social history of the nurse corps in Viet Nam. Kara Vuic (nee Dixon) has provided a qualitative historical account of the lived experiences of the nurses in country.
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Kara Dixon Vuic is the Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society at Texas Christian University. She earned her bachelor's degree at Marshall University and her MA and Ph.D. in history from Indiana University.
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