June 22, 2010

"For Dorothy"


At Sippican Cottage. Right now please if you don't mind.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 22, 2010 11:48 AM
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If you get a chance, I *highly* recommend Eugene Richards' "The Knife and Gun Club".

Posted by: ExurbanKevin at June 22, 2010 12:42 PM

Thank you, Gerard.

Michael Yon wrote on a very similar topic recently.

I'll go track down the link if I have time.

Posted by: WWWebb at June 22, 2010 12:48 PM

Only an Angel could be the "... hand of every mother and wife and daughter and girlfriend and nurse and stranger..." Thanks for sending me to read her story.

Posted by: Clayton in Mississippi at June 22, 2010 1:23 PM

Thank you for this

Posted by: Patvann at June 22, 2010 6:13 PM

Thank you for sharing that. I am always in awe of nurses, who see so much pain and suffering, but manage to retain their humanity.

Posted by: altered states at June 22, 2010 6:15 PM

Walked through those tents and laid on that gurney.
God bless them. VN 64-67

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at June 23, 2010 3:33 AM

A lonely job. One you take home with you. Images of patients of long ago, creep in your mind in the darkness of the night. You can forget many many things, but for some reason, each and every person you ever took care of and lost, will be etched in your mind for an eternity.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas at June 23, 2010 7:43 AM

Not one Yon story, but s few:




Posted by: WWWebb at June 23, 2010 8:19 AM

@Cilla: Indeed.

After thirty-five years they are still with me.

Posted by: at June 23, 2010 10:41 AM