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Nurses' caps came in all shapes and sizes and identified where you went to school.

Nurse Caps- It was neat to see all the varried ones from the different Nursing Schools. Tradition long gone now.

1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War. | Nursing Uniforms of the Past and Present - Nurse Uniforms History

First head nurse of Canadian Contingent to Boer War Georgina Pope wears possibly her nurse uniform from Bellevue Hospital, New York, on

Creepy History of Medicine

Creepy Pictures of past Medical solutions. Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination. Many children lived for months in these machines, though not all survived.

Nurse's Dress c.1919  cotton  Worn by Julia D.S. Snow (Greenfield, Mass.).  U.S. involvement in WWI began when Snow was 26 years old.  She seems to have been fascinated by the war - taking photographs of soldiers off to war.  She joined the war effort as one of the 18,000 plus women from the US who served as nurses in the American Red Cross's nursing corps.  Memorial Hall

WWI Red Cross Nurse's Dress cotton Worn by Julia D. Ida's nursing uniforms would look similar to this (but not blue, I think)

Vintage nurses give jaundiced babies some sunshine treatment. –undated -- 65 Photos of Vintage Nurses—Nurses Through the Centuries #nursebuff #nurse #vintage

Sunshine babies- treatment of jaundice babies before UV technology. And a massage technique was recommended for polio as well!

Pre-WWII, the young nurse was assigned to one of the most infamous places – the Warsaw Ghetto. #history

The Nurse Who Saved Children From Nazis By Hiding Them In Coffins, WWII

Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.

When Corregidor and Bataan fell in 1942, there were 11 US Navy nurses and 66 Army nurses who were captured along with the American and Filipino forces, and imprisoned in and around the city of Manila. These 77 women became known as the Angels of Bataan (sometimes even referred to as the Battling Belles of Bataan) who, despite being prisoners of war, continued to serve as an active nursing unit until their liberation in February 1945.

When Corregidor and Bataan fell in there were 11 US Navy nurses and 66 Army nurses who were captured along with the American and Filipino forces, and imprisoned in and around the city of Manila. These 77 women became known as the Angels of.

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