"There is no need to remind you that our country and our profession are in the midst of a global war so big that even keen minds cannot encompass its magnitude
~ AANA President Rosalie McDonald
Nurse anesthetists administered anesthesia and cared for American soldiers throughout American combat history. Here are some of the nurse anesthetists who served during World War II (1941-1945).
Marie Botsford Finegan
Marie Botsford Finegan served in the Navy Nurse Corps from 1944-1947. She was stationed at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif. Advancing the Art and Science of Anesthesia for 75 Years: A Pictoral History of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 2006, p. 51.