Nisei Cadet Nurse of WWII: Patriotism in Spite of Prejudice. "Incarcerated because of their ancestry, 19 Japanese American women tell how the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps became their ticket to freedom and enabled them to serve the country that continued to keep their families behind barbed wire." While trying to find pix of WW2 Japanese Army nurses for this board, I have ended up learning a lot about the contributions of Asian-American nurses. #NursingHistory #AsianAmerican #WWII
Official FNS photo, Mrs Breckinridge feeding her horse, Wendover, KY https://www.frontiernursing.org/B-B/Bed-Breakfast.shtm
Visiting Nurse Service of New York: 1962 Insulin Shot. http://www.vnsny.org/about-us/history/
Nurse-midwife gives a newborn its first bath. Note that the nurse wears a white butcher's apron over her riding uniform.
Adah Belle Samuel Thoms was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1870. In 1905, she graduated from the Lincoln Hospital and Home School of Nursing, where the following year she became acting director – a position she held for nearly two decades. During this period, it was extremely rare for black people to hold such high-level roles, but Thoms handled it with excellence. Even so, racial prejudice stopped her from officially being named director.