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A Japanese Nurse holding bandages and a jar containing something vile, I am not sure what is in large envelope, it is a bit early to be an x-ray. This postcard was sent during the Russo-Japanese War, which was fought 10 February 1904 - 5 September 1905.

Playing doctors and nurses by lovedaylemon, via Flickr

Nurses with Cat by backmanmal, via Flickr

First black nurse of the Civil War.

Visiting Nurse Association St. Louis - Historical Early Black Nurses 1935 by Vernon Zhang Dutton, via Flickr

“Nurses” “The picture postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) ushered in a new age of celebrity on the Japanese side, in which heroes were accompanied by heroines. The latter almost always tended to be Red Cross nurses, who played many symbolic roles.

Dragonfly Kimono 1905 by Blue Ruin1, via Flickr