Canadian Nurses  http://www.old-picture.com/american-legacy/007/Canadian-Nurses.htm

Canadian Nurses http://www.old-picture.com/american-legacy/007/Canadian-Nurses.htm

World War II US Army Nurse Corps duty uniform. In "A Memory Between Us," Lt. Ruth Doherty wears this uniform on the wards.

World War II US Army Nurse Corps duty uniform. In "A Memory Between Us," Lt. Ruth Doherty wears this uniform on the wards.

Undated photo of a Visiting Nurse Service of New York nurse with an older New Yorker. (This makes me think of one of my favourite childhood books, 'Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse'.) Wonderful service, wonderful nurses.

Undated photo of a Visiting Nurse Service of New York nurse with an older New Yorker. (This makes me think of one of my favourite childhood books, 'Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse'.) Wonderful service, wonderful nurses.

Victorian Nurse with Chatelaine (instrument kit hanging from her belt)

Victorian Nurse with Chatelaine (instrument kit hanging from her belt)

Nursing began to emerge as a profession in the late 19th century, along with professional "home health care." The newly created hospitals needed nurses to care for their patients, and developed schools to train them. As trained nurses became available, wealthier families sometimes hired them as live-in care providers for invalids and the elderly.

Nursing began to emerge as a profession in the late 19th century, along with professional "home health care." The newly created hospitals needed nurses to care for their patients, and developed schools to train them. As trained nurses became available, wealthier families sometimes hired them as live-in care providers for invalids and the elderly.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York: 1940s. In her bag, the nurse carries everything she needs. http://www.vnsny.org/about-us/history/

Visiting Nurse Service of New York: 1940s. In her bag, the nurse carries everything she needs. http://www.vnsny.org/about-us/history/

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