ExhibitionThe Power of Medicine
4. “Visits 1905–1935”
The number of patient visits from the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Service greatly increased between 1905 and 1935
Courtesy Social Welfare History Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries
By the 1930s, the demand for visiting nurses in New York City increased significantly. Nurses were especially in demand due to the rise of chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer.