Clara Barton, American Red Cross: Serving the Public for 140 Years

One hundred and forty years ago, on May 21, 1881, Clara Harlow Barton attended the first meeting focused on what would become the American Red Cross Society. The Chicago Tribune reported on the meeting the following day. It was entitled, The Red Cross: Its Organization. “Washington, D.C., May 21- At a meeting this evening, largely […]

Baby Nurse Picture: Child Raised by Nursing Staff for a Year

Baby Nurse brings on an unusual role for nurses   A baby nurse is not something the Museum of Nursing History sees often. However, the Niagara-Gazette published an interesting article that describes an unusual role for nurses. We commend Michele DeLuca, the reporter of the article, for sharing this remarkable story. Please share the article […]

Mary Louise Roberts Wilson (1914-2001)

Mary Louise Roberts 1st Lt. Mary Louise Roberts, a World War II Army nurse, was the first female in the history of the United States Army to be awarded the Silver Star. The Silver Star is awarded for bravery, courage, and service above and beyond the call of duty. Mary Louise had landed five days […]