Cherry Ames, Chief Nurse

Cherry Ames Chief Nurse In Chief Nurse Cherry is whisked off to a new assignment on an island in the Pacific close to the battlefront as Acting Chief Nurse Colonel Pillsbee thinks she is too young and pretty to successfully

  • Title: Cherry Ames, Chief Nurse
  • Author: Helen Wells
  • ISBN: 9780826175427
  • Page: 341
  • Format: ebook
  • In Chief Nurse, Cherry is whisked off to a new assignment on an island in the Pacific close to the battlefront as Acting Chief Nurse Colonel Pillsbee thinks she is too young and pretty to successfully supervise sixty nurses and 200 corpsmen Can she do it For the first time Cherry and the nurses of the Spencer unit have to work under fire, in a makeshift tent hospitalIn Chief Nurse, Cherry is whisked off to a new assignment on an island in the Pacific close to the battlefront as Acting Chief Nurse Colonel Pillsbee thinks she is too young and pretty to successfully supervise sixty nurses and 200 corpsmen Can she do it For the first time Cherry and the nurses of the Spencer unit have to work under fire, in a makeshift tent hospital uncomfortably close to the fighting When the casualties pour in, the nurses and doctors work night and day, constantly under danger of attack by the Japanese When the other Lieutenant Ames, Cherry s twin brother Charlie, is unexpectedly stationed nearby, Charlie and Cherry piece together the mystery behind the silence of an injured pilot which involves a secret enemy weapon.

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    1. ACTING Chief Nurse, that is. Picking up days--hours?--after ARMY NURSE left off, CHIEF NURSE finds ACTING Chief Nurse Cherry Ames going into battle, and not just the battle to win the respect of her new Commanding Officer, Colonel Pillsbee, although that's harrowing enough. No, it's jungle combat, complete with mosquitoes, long marches, and mobile-hospital patients with all kinds of physical and psychological wounds. One silent patient suffers the further indignity of a typo in the text, which h [...]

    2. Wonderful memories I read this book about 50 years ago and loved pt so much. I can't believe I found it again after so long! Can't wait to collect all the others too.

    3. 3.5 stars. Rather formulaic: Cherry has difficulties dealing with a superior, this time an Army officer; she worries about whether or not she will be able to perform her new duties; and she uncovers and eventually solves a mystery. At the beginning of this book, Cherry has been promoted to acting Chief Nurse (at the age of just 22!), and sent ahead to a Pacific Island to await the arrival of the rest of the Spencer nurses. They will be establishing a field hospital on one of the forward islands, [...]

    4. This was really enjoyable! I liked the sense of adventure and intrigue, patriotism (blatant propaganda, really, but that's not necessarily a bad thing) and idealism that characterized this volume. There are also some interesting period details—washing stockings in a helmet, etc.—that add to the authenticity of the story's atmosphere. Although the characterization and plot development is not especially deep, I think this book does a good job of showing both the hardships and the urgent necess [...]

    5. This is the fourth book in the series and I think is the best of the first four even the others have also been really good. In this case Cherry and her nurses are on a Pacific Island. The book does a very good job describing how they get set up and the various problems that they encounter. The mystery involves which seems to be a new enemy weapon. There's also direct action in the book as the island that Cherry and the nurses are on is attacked.There's also a lot of anti-Japanese material, of co [...]

    6. I just can't get enough of this series! It is so awesome! This time Cherry is right in the thick of battle as the U.S.A. fights Japan in World War II. She must treat the soldiers gun shot wounds and tropical illnesses. Cherry is strong, young, and independent, which is so awesome to see in literature- especially when this series was written. This was a time when women weren't really out getting careers much. Forget gymnastics and figure skating, women can face the dangers of war just like men an [...]

    7. Cherry STILL hasn't emptied a bedpan but in this one, she honest-to-god goes to war. Has to dive into trenches when her Pacific island is attacked in WWII. Good on ya, Cherry! As this one is set during the war, it features anti-Japanese topics more than others, and as I contemplate sharing these books with a young friend (whose grandmother recalls reading the series), I'm thinking that we'd have to have a conversation about why we do not call people Japs any more.

    8. Quite liked this! I've been on the hunt for interesting books for my 10 year old niece, where there is a strong female character with all the decent human qualities, and one where romance isn't off the cards, but not a main topic of conversation.I've always liked mystery books of this type, and this is as good as any.

    9. I really liked this series as a child, but it's not holding up for me now.This book continues Cherry's career as an Army nurse during WWII. She is stationed on an island in the Pacific where she serves as Chief Nurse at a temporary hospital during the war with the Japanese.

    10. This I think is the best of the Cherry Ames books. There are far too few books about nurses at war and this one manages to do it for a young audience in a - I think - realistic way that gives you a feeling of both the danger and the courage during a war.

    11. This book was new to me, I must have missed it as a child. Cherry Ames goes to a Pacific Island and sets up an evacuation hospital during WWII. Interesting to learn about the medicine practices of the day and get a little fictionalized historical propaganda from the era.

    12. Loved this series as a kid, enjoyed them just as much as an adult. Loved Cherry's adventures as a nurse as well as mystery attached to story. Interesting to note differences in medicine at time book was written with today's standards.

    13. It was incredibly interesting to read a book that was set during WWII, and also written during that time. The blatant sexism was a bit much at times, and I found my eyes rolling more than once, but overall, this was a gripping tale of bravery of the nurses during that time.

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