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Army Nursing History in Pictures - 1898 to Present
Spanish American War
The New York nurses, Sternberg General Hospital, Camp Thomas, Chickamauga, Georgia.
In 1898, nurses served at the Yellow Fever Hospital,
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 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.
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.
Male nurses surved proudly in Vietnam.
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.
"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