We Remember Carol Ann (Killian) Desroches

Carol Ann (Killian) Desroches My mother, Carol Ann (Killian) Desroches, RN graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1969 (school was in operation from 1884 to 1975).

US Cadet Nurse Corp Uniform

US Cadet Nurse Corp Uniform In 1942, after Pearl Harbor, there were 42,000 nurses in the United States, and the US government requested an additional 125,000 nurses within the next two years. Frances Payne Bolton, an Ohio Congresswoman, philanthropist and nursing supporter, introduced the Bolton Act, which created the CADET NURSE CORPS. The women who […]

Nurse Uniforms circa 1900s

Blue and White, 1900s style nurse uniform The museum recently received a wonderful donation of a 1900s style nurse uniform.  Unfortunately,  this uniform is lacking background information. The blue and white fabric is an “Indian Head” cotton and the white material is a batiste fabric. Do you have any knowledge regarding this uniform or a […]

WW2 Australian Army Nurse Uniform

WW2 Australian Army Nurse Uniform The WW2 Australian Army nurse uniform is no longer on display.  Without the generosity of our donors, we would not be able to provide the public with the opportunity to preserve and display interesting nursing artifacts. Although the uniform is no longer displayed, look at some of the photos from […]