The Red Cross: Women Rise to Social Service

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As expressed by Margaret MacGregor in her interview she evoked that during the Second World War the great majority of Dickinson College women were extensively involved in social service deeds. As a result of drastic nurse shortages brought about by the global effort overseas, dozens of women would take the Red Cross nurses aid course and for several hours a week worked at the Carlisle Barracks, the Army War College, and the Carlisle Hospital. Sporting the Red Cross Nurse's uniform these determined young ladies worked extremely hard and performed almost all the duties that a nurse did except for giving patients medicinal care.