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Harriet Douglas Whetten

Date: 1860
Description: Harriet Douglas Whetten (b.1822). Whetten was a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. She served on hospital ships out of New York and Philadelphia from 18...

Sterile Solution

Date: 1948
Description: A nurse mixes sterile solution in the pharmacy of St. Joseph's Hospital.

St. Joseph Hospital Pharmacy

Date: 1948
Description: View of a nurse or pharmacist taking notes in the front end of the prescription department at the St. Joseph Hospital Pharmacy.

Nurse at Desk in McCormick Works

Date: November 22 1916
Description: Nurse writing at a desk inside an office at McCormick Works. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 1873 and became part of International Harv...


Date: 1900
Description: Eight nurses in uniform posing in front of a building (probably their workplace). Some of the women are holding a bedframe, pail, and a broom, and other it...

First Aid at Osborne Works Twine Mill

Date: 1910
Description: A nurse treating the hand of a female worker in what appears to be a doctor's office or nurse's station at International Harvester's Osborne Twine Mill. Th...

Hospital Care

Date: 1950
Description: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students care for a patient at the Fort Atkinson Hospital.

Rocking Newborns

Date: 1950
Description: Women feed and rock newborn babies in a neonatal hospital unit.

Television for Patients

Date: 1950
Description: Hospital or nursing home patients are able to view television in their rooms.

Nurse with Child Patient

Date: 1950
Description: Nurse with a young girl patient and a container of blood.

Polio Shot Time

Date: November 15 1955
Description: All seven siblings in the Marnell family line up for their polio inoculations.

Big Baby

Date: October 04 1958
Description: A new mother looks on as her 13-pound newborn infant is weighed by the nurse.

Workers in McCormick Works Doctors' Office

Date: 1930
Description: Workers receiving treatment from of two doctors and a nurse in a medical office or hospital room at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormic...

Factory Infirmary

Date: March 03 1920
Description: Nurse wrapping the injured arm of a worker in the doctor's office of an International Harvester factory - most likely Osborne Works.

Nurse Bandages Worker's Arm

Date: October 12 1914
Description: View of a nurse applying a bandage to the arm of a worker at an International Harvester factory (possibly Osborne Works in Auburn, NY).

Flight Nurse and Wounded

Date: March 1945
Description: At Iwo Jima Airfield #1 Gwen Jensen, a flight nurse, talks with wounded Marines who are about to be evacuated by airplane. Mount Surabachi, from which the...

Medical Office at Auburn Works

Date: 1912
Description: Factory worker having his chest examined by a doctor inside a medical office at International Harvester's Auburn Works (formerly known as "Osborne Works")....

Nurse Alma Padgett Feeding a Patient

Date: February 20 1942
Description: Nurse Alma Padgett feeding a patient from a tray of food at Mendota State Hospital (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

A Star Is Born

Date: May 18 1937
Description: Evelyn Canfield, in Madison General Hospital bed, looks to her newborn baby, David, who won the Orpheum Theatre's fourth anniversary "A Star Is Born" conte...

Nurse in front of Refrigerator

Date: April 16 1935
Description: A nurse in uniform standing in front of an open refrigerator, checking vials of medicines at the Wisconsin General Hospital.

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