Barger J. U.S. Army Air Forces flight nurses: training and pioneer flight. Aviat Space Environ Med 1980; 51(4) : 414–6.

This historical study highlights the training of the first Army flight nurses and the participation of one Army nurse, Lt. Elsie S. Ott, in a pioneer air evacuation flight from India to the U.S.

Barger J. Rivalry for the sky: a prelude to the development of the flight nurse program in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Aviat Space Environ Med 1985; 56(1) : 73–8.

In this study, historical methodology was employed to examine letters and reports of the Aerial Nurse Corps of America, the American Red Cross, the American Nurses' Association, and the U.S. Army.

Barger J. Strategic aeromedical evacuation: the inaugural flight. Aviat Space Environ Med 1986; 57(6) : 613–6.

This historical study concentrates on the lessons learned in the form of recommendations made by Lt. Elsie S. Ott, as a result of an Air Transport Command flight from Karachi, Pakistan (then part of India), to Washington, D.C., in January 1943.

Barger J. Coping behaviors of U.S. Army flight nurses in World War II: an oral history. Aviat Space Environ Med 1991; 62(2) : 153–7.

This study addressed how flight nurses in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II coped with war. The purpose was to analyze data obtained from oral histories of 25 flight nurses who served in World War II.

Barger J. Preparing for war: lessons learned from U.S. Army flight nurses of World War II. Aviat Space Environ Med 1991; 62(8) : 772–5.

As part of a larger study of how military nurses cope with war, 25 former U.S. Army flight nurses of World War II were interviewed to learn how they coped with wartime situations they perceived as taxing or exceeding their resources. The purpose of this paper was to describe those aspects of wartime nursing that flight nurses would like to have changed and, subsequently, to learn what advice they would offer today's flight nurses.

Barker ER. Caregivers as casualties. West J Nurs Res 1989; 11(5) : 628–31.

No abstract available.

Beeber LS. To be one of the boys: aftershocks of the World War I nursing experience. ANS Adv Nurs Sci 1990; 12(4) : 32–43.

This study examines the value of confrontation with being different as an impetus to growth. The study population comprised nurses deployed during



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