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Belle McLaughlin and Miss Bell wear the cap of the Virginia Training Hospital School for Nurses, 1901

Belle McLaughlin and Miss Bell wear the cap of the Virginia Training Hospital School for Nurses, 1901

st. anthony’s nurses, 1933. Nursing has come a long way. I still remember graduating from nursing school in 1984 and we still had to wear our hats at the Catholic Hospital I worked for. It wasn't until a year later that they let us wear pant uniforms and no hats (so scandalous!!)

st. anthony’s nurses, 1933. Nursing has come a long way. I still remember graduating from nursing school in 1984 and we still had to wear our hats at the Catholic Hospital I worked for. It wasn't until a year later that they let us wear pant uniforms and no hats (so scandalous!!)

One Graduate Nurse in Double Frill, PGH Nurse, Four Student Nurses in Isolation Uniform, c1900, PGH Collection. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

One Graduate Nurse in Double Frill, PGH Nurse, Four Student Nurses in Isolation Uniform, c1900, PGH Collection. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

Beatrice Alice Allsop (b 1882) went to France in 1914 as part of the QAIMNS. In Aug 1916, she was serving at No.33 casualty clearing station at Bethune, when it was hit by a German shell. She was wounded while in the operating theatre, along with several other nurses. Nonetheless, the nurses successfully moved the 260 patients to safety in the cellars & continued their work through hours of shelling. They were decorated on Aug 17, 1916, & were the first female recipients of the Military…

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Beatrice Alice Allsop (b 1882) went to France in 1914 as part of the QAIMNS. In Aug 1916, she was serving at No.33 casualty clearing station at Bethune, when it was hit by a German shell. She was wounded while in the operating theatre, along with several other nurses. Nonetheless, the nurses successfully moved the 260 patients to safety in the cellars & continued their work through hours of shelling. They were decorated on Aug 17, 1916, & were the first female recipients of the Military…

Washington, D.C., circa 1920s. "Lewis, R., Mrs., group." An octet of Red Cross nurses. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Washington, D.C., circa 1920s. "Lewis, R., Mrs., group." An octet of Red Cross nurses. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

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