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Wikimedia Commons, Florence Nightingale Medal

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Wikimedia Commons, Florence Nightingale Medal, International Committee of the Red Cross, Unknown

The Florence Nightingale Medal is a bi-annual award given out by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is the highest international…

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Ray Cameron, Florence Nightingale Medal

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Ray Cameron, Florence Nightingale Medal, International Committee of the Red Cross, 1912, 1920

The Florence Nightingale Medal is a bi-annual award given out by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is the highest international…

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The American Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide

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The American Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide, American Red Cross, 1941-1945

The American Red Cross created posters such as these to recruit volunteer nurses' aides. The caption reminds the viewer that "your help can save many…

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Unknown, 1862- Dorothea Dix, Appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses

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Unknown, 1862- Dorothea Dix, Appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses, Library of Congress, Unknown

A noted social reformer, Dix became the Union's Superintendent of Female Nurses during the Civil War. The soft spoken yet autocratic crusader had…

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Library of Congress, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Activist

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Library of Congress, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Activist, Library of Congress, None

Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802 – 1887) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state…

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WV Broadcasting, Colonel Ruby Bradley - US Army Nurse

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WV Broadcasting, Colonel Ruby Bradley - US Army Nurse, WV Broadcasting, 1941

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Library of Congress, Florence Nightingale, Nurse

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Library of Congress, Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Library of Congress, 1910

Lo! in that house of misery A lady with a lamp I see Pass through the glimmering gloom, And flit from room to room. Henry Wadsworth…

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Nurse Elizabeth Grace Neill

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Nurse Elizabeth Grace Neill, National Library of New Zealand, 1890

What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other? GEORGE ELIOT Elizabeth Grace Neill ( 1846 -  1926) was a nurse from New Zealand…

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Harris & Ewing, Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing

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Harris & Ewing, Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, Library of Congress, Between 1905 and 1940

Lillian D. Wald ( 1867 – 1940) was a nurse, social worker, public health official, teacher, author, editor, publisher, activist for peace, women's,…

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U.S. Postal Service, Mary Breckinridge, Nurse

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U.S. Postal Service, Mary Breckinridge, Nurse, The Smithsonian National Postal Museum , 1998

Mary Breckinridge was an American nurse-midwife and the founder of the New Model of Rural Health Care & Frontier Nursing Service. She started family…

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