The woman photographed with the sailor on Aug. 14, 1945, at the end of WWII, Greta Zimmer Friedman died on Thursday. She was 92.Read More
Ah, the good ole days in nursing that many of us old nurses still remember. For several reasons many of the nursing skills we practiced in days gone by are a distant memory. Some of them were darn right scary, but others are still favored by many
Salutations! Florence Nightingale, here. Through the wonders of technology, I am able to speak to you from the past and learn about future cultures. Allow me to invest my limited time today to speak with you about stewardship of our glorious planet.Read More
loyal readers know, thanks to the wonders of technology, we are now able to communicate with people from the past. Our favorite contact is Florence Nightingale,Read More
These weird and crazy medical ads from the past are enough to make you fall off your chair. All of these are real medical ads from pharmaceutical companies and other medical companies. Scary to say the least. We've sure come a long way baby! and thank goodness we have.Read More
Do you love your scrubs? Or maybe you are still a firm believer in white nursing dresses? Whatever the case some of you may have wondered what the nursing uniforms of the past looked like and how the we have evolved to wear the scrubs that we know and love today!Read More
Nursing is a noble profession and I love being a nurse. But I've been a nurse for many years. I won't tell you how long because it will give my age away. But let's just say it's been several presidents ago since I graduated from nursing school.Read More
I was recently discussing nursing with my grandmother. She too was a nurse "way back in the day" and she has a lot of stories to tell. Many of the stories she tells I have heard many times before. So I painfully smile and think "Gawd, not again Grandma." But some of her tales are much more interesting to me now that I'm a nurse.Read More
Check out these vintage photos of nurses. You must see these!Read More
Let's talk about...you guessed it, that hat. What's it all about? Nurses in the past lovingly talked about their hat and proudly wore them. But you won't find too many nurses today wearing these little gems. The first and last time I ever wore mine was for my graduation picture manyRead More
Every year we celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6-12. It's a tribute to the founder of nursing, Florence Nightingale.Read More
Here's some cool information about the efficacy of the vaccine in the history of the U.S. Quite fascinating.Read More
Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops In the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products like toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics. It can still be found in the operating room, for use during ENT cases.
Ever wondered how "Coca Cola" got it's name? Well, when the original coke came to market, it actually had cocaine in it...Truth!
Opium use in Great Britain was rampant in the 1830 and about 22,000 pounds ofRead More
Here are some of the most frightening medical procedures of the past.Read More
Back in the 1800’s people didn’t really know much about medicine.Read More
WAY TO GO FLO!!!
We celebrate National Nurses week in honor of Florence Nightingale,Read More
The Crimean War is important for many reasons.Read More
In the spring of 2011, Mr. Craig Lewis, 55, was dying from a heart conditionRead More