Violet Jessop, RN, survived the Titanic and two other shipwrecks during her nursing career.

Titanic watch

WWII London Hospital bomb damage. Of course, the nurses are the ones scrounging around for supplies!

WWI Red Cross Nurse with Rescue Dog. (Dog was trained to locate wounded on the battlefield, and bark to call attention to them.)

Wartime toys were extremely popular during World War II. Here, Patsy Ann McHugh, as a nurse, bandages the hand of “wounded aviator” Bobby O’Connor with her nursing kit in New York. For full article:

A World War I era American Red Cross nurse, knits - 1917

Newborn baby boy Lucien P. Smith Jr in the arms of a nurse, November 1912. Smith's mother, Eloise Hughes Smith (1893 - 1940), was pregnant while a passenger returning from her honeymoon on board the White Star liner Titanic when the ship sank on 15th April 1912. Smith's husband, Lucien P. Smith, was also on board, but did not survive. Eloise later married a fellow Titanic survivor, Robert P. Daniel

Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

Nurses at Children's Hospital Tending Young Polio Patients Contained in Iron Lung Room Lámina fotográfica

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator, 1864. Lincoln was a ghostbuster!

Exploring the Titanic

Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926). First professional African American RN in USA.

FAMOUS SPOONIE: Florence Nightingale was probably the most famous non-royal person of the Victorian period. She helped develop modern nursing. By 1896, Florence Nightingale was bedridden. She may have had what is now known as chronic fatigue syndrome and her birthday (12 May 1820) is now celebrated as International CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. As usual with fibromyalgia the amount of co-morbidities (other diseases) is high and may confuse the diagnosis.

Susie Baker King Taylor, Civil War army nurse, teacher and writer, 1848-1912

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. Harriet Tubman 1820-1913 "Her courage and hope for freedom made her one of the most beautiful women known."

Nurse helping vet in Korean war

Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan


During the First World War, Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, the real Downton Abbey, turned Castle into a hospital, & 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. The Castle returned to a private home and in 1922 the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.

“My feet is tired, but my soul is rested.” Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955. pinned via Bill Goldman.

Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.