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Army Nursing History in Pictures - 1898 to Present

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Spanish American War

The New York nurses, Sternberg General Hospital, Camp Thomas, Chickamauga, Georgia.

In 1898, nurses served at the Yellow Fever Hospital, Franklin, Lousiana.

Duty in the Philippines

These nurses were stationed at the Army Hospital in Iliolo, Philippines. 1901

OR nurses serving in the 1st Reserve Hospital, Manila, Philippine Islands.

World War I

During World War I, 18 African-American nurses entered the Army nurse corps but never served overseas due to the logistical problems of establishing separate quarters and work areas. They all left the Corps at the end of the war.

Nurses were required to take gas defense instruction.

Nurse provides care in the American Red Cross Evacuation Hospital, July, 1918.

An operating room scene at Base Hospital #52, Haute Marne, France.

Colonel Julia Stimson leads a group of Red Cross Nurses down a street named in honor of President Woodrow Wilson in Paris, France, 1918.

Nurses did their laundry when their was lull in patient activity.

Between the Wars

Nurses enrolled in a dietetics class at the Walter Reed General Hospital, Army School of Nursing in 1923.

Graduating nurses are taking exercises in front of the nurses' quarters, Walter Reed General Hospital, in 1924.

World War II

Army nurses traveling through Dhubri, India in March 1943.

Before going on duty, Army nurses stand in front of the 13th Station Hospital, Australia, 1943.

Nurses boarding ship prior to the Normandy Invasion in 1944 and returning home after victory in Europe in 1945.

Nurses area, 118th General Hospital, Leyte, Philippines in 1945.

African-American nurse providing care to an enemy prisoner of war in 1945.

Army nurses providing care in a field tent during World War II.

The Korean War

Nurses caring for patients in a MASH unit.

Nurse assisting in an operating room during the Korean War.

Nurses conduct training and maintain a Herman Nelson tent heater during OPERATION LONG HORN, Fort Hood, Texas 1942.


The Vietnam War

Nurses prepare at the 18th Surgical Hospital in Vietman.

Nurses care for a patient at the 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, Vietnam.

Nurses assisted in MEDCAP operations and supported orphanages during the Vietnam War.

Male nurses surved proudly in Vietnam.

 

Desert Shield/Desert Storm

 

Operation Restore Hope

From December 1992 to March 1995, three hospitals, the 86th Evacuation Hospital, the 42nd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and 46th Combat Support Hospital, provided humanitarian relief in Somalia. The 62nd Medical Group also deployed.

REGIONAL SHOTS

86th Log Support, Airport Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993

86th Evac at airport, Somalia, 1993

86th Evac Hospital tents, Somalia, 1993

SSG Dale F. Merrill, Jr., NCOIC for medical maintenance, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Hauling mermite containers, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Homemade picnic table and hospital tents, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Unpacking Conex's, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Security Force, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Vehicles of the 62d Med Gp HQ at the University Compound, Somalia, 1993

HOSPITAL SHOTS

"Major Dad" Gerald McRaney speaking with Mohammad Nur who had been run over by a 5 ton truck.  Nur was the longest patient cared for at the 86th Evac hospital (over 60 days), 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Medical evac to triage, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Sp Brown, respiratory therapist, working with patient, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

1LT Keplinger, ANC, working with multiple chest wound patient, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

1st patient, Operation Restore Hope, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Looking into ER, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Operating Room, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

1LT Patricia Hall with Charlton Heston and patient, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

1LT Patricia Hall tends to a patient in the ICU.  This patient received 52 units of packed red blood cells, but later died. 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Traction Frame, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Holding Ward, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

ENTERTAINMENT SHOTS

Change over from 86th Evac to Replacement 42d, Somalia, 1993

Treasures from home, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Organization Day, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Church services, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

CSM Edward Jiru doing laundry, 62d Med Gp, Somalia, 1993

Mayoral Race Results, Winner - LTC Leonard Sly, 62nd Med Gp, Somalia, 1993

LTC Leonard Sly, Executive Officer for 62nd Medical Group, Somalia, 1993

Homemade furniture, 62d Med Gp, Somalia, 1993

Clint Black entertains staff at 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Children digging in trash near Mogadishu Airport, 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993

Nomad living, near 86th Evac Hospital, Somalia, 1993