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September 2, 2014
Pictures of Nursing:
The Zwerdling Postcard Collection
The National Library of Medicine’s unique collection of nursing postcards are on display for this exhibition and website, showing pictures of nurses and nursing from around the world, created between 1893 and 2002. Pictures of Nursing explores how these images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences.
Military Hospital Life
Military Hospital Life in America during the First World War
This exhibition and website features the National Library of Medicine’s collection of magazines produced by soldiers stationed in military hospitals in the United States during World War I. Over Here explores the work, lives, and recovery of personnel and patients at Army hospitals during and after the war. The exhibition centers on the experiences of the wounded and those stationed at US Army General Hospital No. 3, in Rahway, New Jersey.