National Library of Medicine Nursing Postcard exhibit

About a month ago I stumbled upon a link to an exhibit of Nursing postcards at the National Library of Medicine:

NLM Pictures of Nursing exhibit

It’s interesting to see some of the historical images of Nursing, and how Nurses have been portrayed in the past in media and advertising. My family and I are planning a trip to the Washington, D.C. area in the Spring, so I hope we have to time check this exhibit out in person. In the meantime, click on the picture below to be taken to an online gallery.

NLM Nursing postcard exhibit

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Author: Regina Wysocki

I'm Clinical Data Specialist in the Texas Medical Center. An avid Social Media consumer, I'm interested in the latest and greatest technology innovations and how they interact with healthcare.

One thought on “National Library of Medicine Nursing Postcard exhibit”

  1. Very cool! I like historical nursing items too. We have certainly come a long way as a discipline, and our practice has changed a great deal. However, the central tenet of helping people remains!

    It is about 30 min by car from DC (in Silver Spring, MD), but I would suggest going to the National Museum of Health and Medicine if you can! It was a small museum, 3 exhibit rooms, but my dad and I spent about three hours there looking at every single artifact.


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