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A nurse assists a young patient at Ridge Farm, the St. Louis Children's Hospital country convalescent department. Located on the Meramec River, near Valley Park, Ridge Farm opened in 1912. This picture was taken in the 1920s. Photo Courtesy: Becker Medical Library

A young patient 'out for a stroll' with a nurse at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, 1950s. "Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine"

A baby is restrained for an X-ray at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Jack Delano, March, 1942.

During the First World War, Brit. Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, transformed the Castle into a hospital, and patients began to arrive from Flanders in September 1914. She became an adept nurse and a skilled healer and hundreds of letters from patients and their families bear testament to her untiring work and spirit of generosity.


What These 25 Women Were Caught On Camera Doing Is Simply Amazing. And Truly Unforgettable.