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HELEN DORE BOYLSTON #100travelHERS | by sandrakaybee
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Birth: April 4, 1895; Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Death: September 30, 1984; Trumbull, Connecticut

Occupation: U.S. Army nurse (rank: captain), author, magazine writer


Notable journeys: Served as a front-line anesthesiologist in France during WWI and a post-war nurse in Albania, Poland, Russia, Italy, and Germany. Returned to Albania in 1926 to become a writer and lived in Tirana for two years.


Notable work: Sister: The War Diary of a Nurse; Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford (with Rose Wilder Lane); Sue Barton: Nurse series


Quote: “But I’m young! I’m young! Why shouldn’t I live? What is old age to me if it has no memories–except of forty years or so of blank days? … Kitty and I sail on the New Amsterdam tomorrow for Paris! The world is mine!!”

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