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Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia

The Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1886 with the goal of providing nursing care for the sick in their own homes. Nurses helped tend to many of Philadelphia's poorest residents, including immigrants from Europe and African-Americans from the South. More on this collection can be found at the Barbara Bates Center's website at http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history
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Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia nurse, c.1947. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Visiting nurse chatting with elderly woman and neighborhood children. Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia, 1925. Image courtesy of the @nursinghistory.

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Visiting nurse demonstrates syringe technique, Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia, c.1950. Image courtesy of the @nursinghistory

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Visiting nurse cares for a newborn while the mother recovers in bed, Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia, c. 1910. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Three nurses wearing dresses nurses uniforms from different eras pose at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia, 1986. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Child, age 3, shows Visiting Nurse Pera her sick doll and asks her to make it better, Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia, c. 1964. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Visiting Nurse Pera walks with young boy after she visits his mother, Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia, c.1964. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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Visiting nurse cares for two patients diagnosed with tuberculosis, Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia, c. 1916. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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#Nurse bathes an infant with the help of the mother, Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia, c. 1957. Image courtesy of the @nursinghistory.

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Visiting nurses leaving the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia office for daily rounds, c.1930. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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