Medicine

Red Cross Nurse's Aide: 1940

Red Cross Nurse's Aide: 1940

Biggest and most immediately useful role for women in the civilian defense program is that of nurse's aide. Training of 100,000 volunteers as nurse's aides is designed by the American Red Cross, working with the Office of Civilian Defense, to relieve the acute shortage of nursing service threatening civilian hospitals and health agencies. Photograph taken between 1940 and 1946.

Hospital With A View

Hospital With A View

Nurse and kids on the Helen C. Juilliard, a riverboat used as a hospital; operated for the poor by St. John's Guild, New York City. No date recorded. Published by Bain News Service. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Fresh Batch of Pneumonia Vaccine: 1937

Fresh Batch of Pneumonia Vaccine: 1937

Army making pneumonia vaccine. Washington, D.C., Sept. 1. The Army Medical Center is preparing a pneumonia vaccine for the first mass scale inoculation ever attempted in the battle against the disease. Volunteers from the CCC will be the human guinea pigs in the experiment.

Arlington Memorial to Nurses: 1938

Arlington Memorial to Nurses: 1938

Memorial to Army and Navy Nurses unveiled in Arlington, Washington D.C. An 11 foot figure designed by Frances Rich, daughter of Irene Rich, famous movie star was unveiled in Arlington Cemetery today by a nurse from the Army and one from the Navy, dedicated to the Army and Navy Nurses who gave their lives in line of duty.

Operating Room - Japan: 1905

Operating Room - Japan: 1905

Japanese nurses attending to a patient in an operating room. Photograph taken in 1905. Photo by Underwood & Underwood. LOC original medium: photographic print - stereograph.

Proud Patriotism: 1919

Proud Patriotism: 1919

Fourth of July Celebration at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Photograph taken July 4, 1919. Photo by Harris & Ewing. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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