Lippincott seems to be on the inside track with this material. This was less good reading than the Redmond book (Page 26). Perhaps it is definitely keyed to the professional market though it should have been made interesting for all readers -- and isn't. Historical background, from the early days of wartime nursing during the Revolution and the Civil War; the official establishment of the Corps in 1901, and the formation of the Corps School in 1918. Covers steps towards becoming a nurse, qualifications, equipment, uniform, the do's and don't's. Aspects of nursing, ranging from leisure and recreation to active service as experienced on Bataan. Brief resumâ€š of affiliated units in the Navy, in the Veteran Administration, in the Indian Service. Adequate but uninspired.