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Dean Mary Burman: WWI Nursing

"But I just had to brace up and do my best"

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UW Libraries Lecture Series:

Dr. Mary Burman, Dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, will use diaries, letters, and other sources to illustrate the experiences of nurses during World War I, focusing on American nurses who served overseas. The impact of military service in WWI on individual nurses and also the profession of nursing in the United States will be described.



  • DATE: Monday, September 11, 2017

  • LOCATION: Coe Library 506

  • TIME: 2 p.m.

  • The presentation can be viewed on YouTube at


In addition to the lecture...

  • The Army ROTC Color Guard will post the flag

  • The Harley-Fadial Duo and UW Graduate Spring Quartet will perform WWI era music

  • The History Club will provide light refreshments

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This lecture is brought to you as part of the UW Libraries Lecture Series.


Updated: 9/14/2017

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