Happy Halloween! Aside from the dressing up and eating candy until we're sick, Halloween is traditionally a time reserved for honoring the dead. And what better way to do that than by looking at some death masks?
A death mask is a typically plaster or wax cast made of a person's face after they've died. Many times these masks were used in effigy of the deceased, or used for artistic, historical, or scientific purposes. Below are...Read More
When did the Civil War take place? What was the name of the war that brought America its independence? Who did we even declare independence from? You probably know the answers, and if so you’re apparently better informed than many American students and citizens. The Huffington Post recently posted this video called “Lunch Scholars,” in which one student asks his classmates seemingly simple questions about America’s history and current events. But when high schoolers have no...Read More
Nursing, which as a profession has long been associated with women, offered opportunities not only for education and employment, but leadership. Long before American women could vote, they were able to influence public policy, often through professional organizations, such as those formed by nurses in the early 20th century.
Student Nurses in the Orrin Sage Wightman Collection
In 1916, Dr. Orrin Sage Wightman, internist and avid photographer, made a series of photographs showing student nurses from...Read More
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