Army & Navy - Where Are the Nurses?

No military force gives its wounded better care than the U.S. Army. But the Army's patients may have to get along with less care in the future. It became even more apparent last week, as casualty lists swelled, that there may not be enough nurses to go around.

More than 150,000 soldiers are now in hospitals in the U.S. Since July there has been a 300% increase in the homeward parade of the sick and the hurt.

In the Army Nurse Corps there are some 40,000 women; 27,000 of them are overseas. Although many of them, in temporarily inactive theaters,...

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