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A selection of photos from the Mercy-Douglass School of Nursing. Mercy-Douglass Hospital was formed in 1948 on the basis of the two hospitals serving a predominantly black patient population in Philadelphia. For more information about this collection, please visit our site at www.nursing.upenn.edu/history
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Mercy Douglass School of Nursing alumni pose after being recognized by the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.- PHOTO BY I. GEORGE BILYK

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Poster created for recent Bates Center event honoring the alumni of the Mercy Douglass Hospital School of Nursing. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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In 1895, Dr. Nathan Mossell established the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital, the first black hospital in Philadelphia. In 1895, Dr. Mossell The second private black hospital in the city. Dr. Mossell was also one of the most highly educated and qualified surgeons at the turn of the 20th century. Even at the age of 90, the physician spent his final hours continuing to practice medicine."

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Dr. Nathan Mossell, Frederick Douglass Hospital

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Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital & Training School.

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Nathan Francis Mossell (1856-1946), University of Pennsylvania University Archives

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Mercy Hospital (later Mercy-Douglass) Mercy Hospital was housed in this structure from 1919-1948 and was located in West Philadelphia. A modern nine-story building replaced it in 1955.

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Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1936. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Nurses' Training School; A class of nurses at study; Frederick Douglass Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa - ID: 1211857 - NYPL Digital Gallery

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Graduating class Mercy Douglass Class of 1960. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Graduates of Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 1897. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Unidentified Nurse in the Supply Room, 2nd Floor. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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