"North Dakota Nurses Over There 1917-1919" by Grace E. F. Holmes, MD is being sold by the American Legion Auxiliary - Department of North Dakota. This book tells the personal stories of nurses from North Dakota who served during World War I. Published by the American Legion Auxiliary - Department of North Dakota (ndala.org), this book is a unique historical record of WW-I Medicine and Nursing. It is priced at $25.00 with $7.50 for shipping and handling, thus $32.50 total. Copyright is held by the American Legion Auxiliary - Department of North Dakota and proceeds from sales will go to nursing student scholarships.
In the First World War 225 women from North Dakota served as US Army and Red Cross registered nurses. Tender stories of the care of wounded and dying US soldiers and the near impossible demands of dealing with the 1918 influenza epidemic are described in this book. Hard work, sleeplessness, sickness, squalor, sadness, and privation are balanced with self-effacement, commitment, and often a wry humor in their stories. Five nurses died and the 220 who returned to their lives in America were changed women.
The book may be purchased through the American Legion Auxiliary - Department of North Dakota office for $25; or $32.50 if you want the book mailed to you. Checks can be made payable to "American Legion Auxiliary Dept of ND" with Nurses Book in the memo line, and sent to: American Legion Auxiliary, Dept of ND; 1801 23rd Avenue N, Rm 113, Fargo, ND 58102. If you're in Fargo, and want to pick up the book, the office is located at the Old Hector Airport Terminal. All proceeds are going towards a scholarship fund being set up with the Past Presidents Parley as the Dr. Grace E.F. Holmes Nursing Scholarship.