It’s time for another trawl through history and this week we’ve been inspired by the upcoming International Nurses Day.
Posted on 30/04/2016
1. Florence Nightingale and Sir Harry Verney with nurses at Claydon House, Buckinghamshire. Wellcome Library, London
2. Only known photograph of Mary Seacole (1805-1881), taken in 1873 at Maull & Company in London by an unknown photographer.
3. Playing tennis, St Marylebone Infirmary, London, 1912. Wellcome Library, London
4. Nurses leaving for the front as part of the Women’s Sick and Wounded Convey Corps during the First World War. Mrs St Clair Stobart founded the Corps in 1907. Wellcome Library, London
5. Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia with recuperating soldiers, 1915. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
6. Toddlers in a donkey cart being led by a nurse at Park Royal Hospital, Willesden, London, August 1925. Wellcome Library, London
7. Queen Mary visits the Marie Curie Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, March 1937. She is accompanied by Eve Curie (daughter of Marie Curie), Dr Henri Coutard, Director of the X-ray Therapy Department of the Curie Foundation in Paris, and the Viscountess Runciman. Wellcome Library, London
8. Sister-Tutor Mackenzie demonstrates a scalp bandage to student nurses at St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey, 1943. The original caption read: “In this group are girls from Germany, Austria, South Africa, Canada and Australia. Third from left is a student who hopes to take her knowledge back to Siam.” Imperial War Museum
9. Nurses talk to sister on a balcony, London Hospital, c. 1962. Wellcome Library, London
10. Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons nurses pose with leaflets in Charing Cross Road, London in the 1980s. Medact/Wellcome Library, London