Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBurrell, Prudence Burns
Number of Pages204
PublisherHarlo Press
CityDetroit, MI

Nurse Prudence Hathaway Burns Burrell wrote of her life story in this autobiography, in which she details her experiences serving in the United States Army Nurse Corps. Although she attained the rank of first lieutenant, she was not allowed to treat white troops because of her race. In 1943, Burrell was sent to Station Hospital 268 in Sydney, Australia, then to Brisbane, and eventually to Milne Bay, New Guinea in 1944. There, she taught first-aid techniques to other units, treated gunshot and other wounds, and specialized in the treatment of malaria.

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