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Nursing in the American Army from the Revolution to the Spanish-American War

Nursing in the American Army from the Revolution to the Spanish-American War Nursing in the American Army from the Revolution to the Spanish-American War MARY T. SARNECKY Army Nurse Corps The origin of rhe kt pammtnt U.S. Army Nurse Corps dates back to I~OI, but the history of nursing in the army prodates that formal beginning by almost 126 years. Since the start of the Revolutionary War ia 1775, sol- dim as d as civilian men and women have provided nursing care for thc army during wartime. Thc nature of tbis care giving evo1ved with each war, reflecting the changing modelsof disease causation, and the fwel ofrespect and responsibilities given to the nurses increased as their value became clear. W~thout the endowment of their spirit and contributions, the Army Nurse Corps of today would not exist, The &voIutionary War In thc latc eighteenth century when thc newly conceived Unitcd States of America was fighting a war fbr i~ independence hm Great Brimin, the commander in chief of the Conthd Army, hd George Ww- ton, realized the need fbr medical support and nurses. MWmgton kncw that armies required specialized assistance to deal with sick and wounded soldiers. THBCABBSB~NG Few hospids existed in eighteenth-century America. Most atizcns avoided the almshouses, Smaries, pesthouses, or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Nursing in the American Army from the Revolution to the Spanish-American War

Nursing History Review , Volume 5 (1): 21 – Jan 1, 1997

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.5.1.49
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Abstract

Nursing in the American Army from the Revolution to the Spanish-American War MARY T. SARNECKY Army Nurse Corps The origin of rhe kt pammtnt U.S. Army Nurse Corps dates back to I~OI, but the history of nursing in the army prodates that formal beginning by almost 126 years. Since the start of the Revolutionary War ia 1775, sol- dim as d as civilian men and women have provided nursing care for thc army during wartime. Thc nature of tbis care giving evo1ved with each war, reflecting the changing modelsof disease causation, and the fwel ofrespect and responsibilities given to the nurses increased as their value became clear. W~thout the endowment of their spirit and contributions, the Army Nurse Corps of today would not exist, The &voIutionary War In thc latc eighteenth century when thc newly conceived Unitcd States of America was fighting a war fbr i~ independence hm Great Brimin, the commander in chief of the Conthd Army, hd George Ww- ton, realized the need fbr medical support and nurses. MWmgton kncw that armies required specialized assistance to deal with sick and wounded soldiers. THBCABBSB~NG Few hospids existed in eighteenth-century America. Most atizcns avoided the almshouses, Smaries, pesthouses, or

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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