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In Praise of Nurses

It’s National Nurses Week here in the United States, and I am scrambling to catch up.* In the years since Heroines of Mercy Street was published, I’ve spent a lot of time  thinking, reading, writing and talking about nurses.*  As a result, I’ve also spent a lot of time talking to nurses–and their friends, mothers,…

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The Women Who Wrote the War

  Women in the newspaper business had the same experience of women in other walks of life in World War II: vacancies filled by men who left for the front created opportunities for women. Women reporters made the leap from the society pages to to the front page. Women worked as copy editors and typesetters.…

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