Healers in World War II

Oral Histories of Medical Corps Personnel

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About the Book

Dr. Logan W. Hovis parachuted onto Corregidor with the 503rd Regimental Combat Team. Dr. Jeremiah Henry Holleman served with the 89th Division all the way into Germany, liberating a concentration camp. Nurse Mary A. Breeding, five feet tall, 100 pounds, served with the 174th General Hospital in France. Dr. Vincent Stephen Conti was awarded a Bronze Star for fighting typhus in Naples, Italy.
These accounts and 31 others covering the heroics of 44 individuals working in the Medical Corps are gathered here by editor Patricia W. Sewell. Firsthand accounts are given by doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, front-line medics, Navy corpsmen, medical personnel who served on air evacuation teams and hospital ships, and others who functioned in many different capacities. Autobiographies, interviews, letters and cassette tapes helped compose most of these narratives.

About the Author(s)

Writer and researcher Patricia W. Sewell lives in Griffin, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Patricia W. Sewell
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 288
Bibliographic Info: photos, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0933-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5080-0
Imprint: McFarland

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“engaging”—The Journal of America’s Military Past.