About a month ago I stumbled upon a link to an exhibit of Nursing postcards at the National Library of Medicine:
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.
Images courtesy of http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/picturesofnursing/index.html
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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.