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Yvonne Bost Pickett memoir

Yvonne Bost Pickett
Yvonne Bost Pickett with her husband Frank J. Pickett.
Washington University School of Nursing Class of 1938.
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A 1938 Washington University School of Nursing graduate has published a memoir detailing her work as a nurse at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II.  Yvonne Bost Pickett was born in New Orleans, but grew up in Vandalia, IL.  She attended McMurray College for two years (1933-1935) before transferring to Washington University to complete her nursing degree in 1938.  Mrs. Pickett worked in St. Louis upon graduation until she took a nursing job at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1941.  She remained in Hawaii throughout World War II, and returned to St. Louis in 1945.  She married Frank J. Pickett, a 1941 graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine, who had served with the US Army Air Corps in England during the war.  Mrs. Pickett’s memoir titled, “Our War: My Life as a Nurse in Hawaii, 1941-1945” is available in Archives and Rare Books.

See also the Yvonne Bost Pickett memoir collection record.

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