An Occupational Therapist in WWI

by Margaret Drake



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/13/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9780595287239
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9780595748563

About the Book

WWI was a time when women at war were few and far between. The new profession of occupational therapy was just becoming known. Lorena Longley joins this new profession and decides to be part of the war work to help US troops in France. The Army does not have much use for women near the war front. Lorena and the other reconstruction aides, as these first occupational therapists were called, learn how to fit into an army hospital and how to help shell-shocked soldiers. Along the way, she has adventures, courtship, sorrows and successes. Mustering out of the reconstruction aide service is a bitter sweet end to her adventure of a lifetime.

About the Author

Margaret Drake, who was born and raised in Iowa, has been an occupational therapist for 30 years. In addition to clinical occupational therapy practice, she has taught at universities in Alabama, Nebraska, Mississippi, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia. Her textbook Crafts in Therapy and Rehabilitation was a best seller within the profession. In the last few years she has turned her writing skills to stories telling about her profession.