United States: 1942-1949. A grouping of ephemera related to nurses in training during World War Two. Includes five items, and a total of ten discrete objects within those items.
The items include:
1. Ephemera of Ellen Ely Lane, nurse in training at the St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, 1944-1945. Includes: Vol. I No. 1 of the school's Journal :Home Front Health" (Photo-illustrated bifolium, 10.75" by 8.25"); one embossed invitation to commencement exercises addressed to Ellen and her parents in original envelope (4.5" by 6.25"); 18 pp. booklet of school regulations in original printed wrappers (5.25" by 3.25"); Ellen's nurse registration card for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1944-1945 (3.5" by 6"); and her 1945 membership card to the American Nurses' Association.
2. Two (2) copies of "Professional Nurses at Work". New York: Nursing Information Bureau of the American Nurses Association, 1942. Bifolium; measures 8.5" by 4". Contains photos of different kinds of nursing (e.g. Operating Room Nurse, Navy Nurse, Industrial Nurse).
3. "Nursing Books Pamphlets Magazine Articles [and] Films for General and Vocational Use". New York: Nursing Information Bureau of the American Nurses Association, 1942. Tri-fold pamphlet; measures 9" by 4". A bibliography of materials offering information about the nursing profession.
4. "Professional Nurses are Needed". Vocational Division Leaflet No. 10. Washington D.C.: Federal Security Agency, U.S. Office of Education, 1942. Stapled booklet (9" by 6"), pp. 28 (incl. printed wrappers). Described as "A plan for secondary schools and schools of nursing to supply professional nurses urgently needed for wartime service" (title-page).
5. "Care is Important: How to Care for Hypodermic Syringes and Allied Products". Rutherford, N.J.: Becton, Dickinson and Company, 1949. Illustrated booklet with photos and diagrams measuring 11" by 8.5", pp. 24, stapled in original illustrated wrappers. A guide for professional nurses with information on syringe construction, how to care for them, recognizing breakage, techniques of injection, etc. Also includes information on supportive bandages, thermometers, determining blood pressure levels, and miscellaneous other nursing equipment. Fine.