Helen Dore Boylston

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American writer

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According to Wikipedia, Helen Dore Boylston was the American author of the popular "Sue Barton" nurse series and "Carol Page" actor series. Biography Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Boylston spent her childhood there, and was nicknamed "Troub", short for Troubles. She attended Simmons College in Boston for a year. She thought of studying medicine like her father, but chose nursing since the training was shorter. She graduated as a nurse from Massachusetts General Hospital in 1915 and sailed for France to serve in the First World War with the Harvard Medical Unit, as part of the British Expeditionary Force. She nursed the wounded at a front-line field hospital, specializing as a nurse anesthetist and reaching the rank of captain. Boylston wrote about her experiences in Sister: The War Diary of a Nurse, which was published in 1927.

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