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Date: 1905-04 

Description: Map of the Madison, Wisconsin region showing the four major lakes, starting in the north with Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa, and Lake Kegonsa. La...


Anatomy Lab

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cadavers are laid out on gurneys in a sky-lit anatomy lab at Rush Medical College.

Date: 1917 

Description: Annie Johnson (played by Mary Miles Minter) is an orphan working in a shop. She has just hit her finger with a hammer while trying to repair a shoe in a sc...


Polio Victims

Date: 1951-08-02 

Description: Bonnie Wainscott (left), age 16, and her mother Mrs. Grace Wainscott are greeted by Francis M. Higgins, President of Wisconsin Central Airlines. The Wainsc...


Surgical Tools

Date: 1927 after

Description: Surgical instruments on display at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.


Chandler B. Chapman


Description: Daguerreotype portrait of Dr. Chandler B. Chapman of Madison, quarter length facing front with torso facing right. Dr. Chapman served as a regimental surg...

Date: 1950-11-08 

Description: Group portrait of the Visiting Nurse Service Board of Directors. The function of the visiting nurses is to provide bedside care when needed in Madison. Sta...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Sacred Heart Hospital. The brick hospital building features a porch, balcony, and a covered entrance. Published by C. E. Macomber.

Date: 1885 

Description: Illustration of medicine man Jes´ akkid´ bending over an ill person, removing disease from his/her body.


Medicine Chest

Date: 1935 

Description: A medicine chest and its contents on display at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main street lined with storefronts, horse-drawn carts and pedestrians. Electric lights hang over the street. Signs read: "Ada National Bank" "Dr. Thompson...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard image of a sun parlor at the pavilion for tuberculosis cases at the Milwaukee Hospital for Insane.

Date: 1950-01-17 

Description: Skating hand in hand to a waltz tune are, from left to right, Lorraine Bokina, Hugh Bell, Fritz Balsley, and Gary Rieman. Also standing on the far right i...

Date: 1957-07-24 

Description: Long-time Madison physician Dr. Walter W. Stebbins, seated right, celebrates his 83rd birthday with (left to right) his grandson, Walter W. Stebbins III; h...

Date: 1948-04-09 

Description: Participants in the American Cancer Society Dressing project, organized by Mrs. Charles E. Hemingway, Dane County field lieutenant, are: front row, seated...

Historical Object

Army Nurse Identification Card

Date: 1945-09-24 

Description: The identification card of Signe S. (Skott) Cooper, 1st Lt., ANC. (First Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps.) The card was issued SEP 25 1945. Her photograph is...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Horse and carriages passing in front of the Baptist Church, the Jackson County Courthouse, and the dentist office of R.C. Gebhardt.


Else Heine

Date:  date unknown

Description: A portrait of Else Heine, a nurse.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: View of an optometrist's office, with equipment and supplies awaiting a patient.

Date: 1950-09-12 

Description: Dr. Margaret Prouty, 26 Breese Terrace, takes the blood pressure of Patsy Dorow, formerly of Reedsburg, who resides at the YWCA. Seated at the left is Mrs....

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