Edith Beauchamp, interviewed by Ryan Millett
Scope and Contents
The Maine Women Veterans Oral History Project collected oral interviews with women veterans through a collaborative effort of the Maine commission on women veterans, the Maine Studies program at UMaine, and the Women Studies program at UMaine. Includes WWII, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.
- Creation: 2000-2003
- Millett, Ryan (Person)
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From the Collection: 68 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
NA3329 Edith Beauchamps, interviewed by Ryan Millett, February 17 and March 29, 2005, Holden, Maine. Beauchamps talks about working at Massachusetts General Hospital while attending Emmanuel College in Boston; nursing during the Polio epidemic; iron lungs; treating Polio sufferers; how nursing has changes over the years; why she enjoys being a nurse; satisfaction derived from her career; Bill Miller and his drugstore; challenges facing future nurses; nursing and technology; colleague Patricia Eye, owner of New Hope Hospice in Eddington, Maine; Phyllis Goss, teacher of the first cardiac care course in Maine; Gerry Monstrom, a nurse in the Vietnam War; reasons for choosing nursing as a career; getting her 3rd master’s degree in psychiatric nursing (clinical specialist); Stewart Flurlage, a doctor in Boston; working as a hospice nurse and handling the death process. Text: 39 pp. Recording: mfc_na3329_cd0951_01, mfc_na3329_cd0951_02. Time: 01:12:59. Restrictions: None.
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