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Women's wards of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Women's wards of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Crowded conditions in the Women's Wards, which have a capacity of only 44 beds, make it necessary to convert sun porches into ward rooms." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 6. This publication, motivated by the incre...
The X-ray Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
The X-ray Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
"The X-ray Department made 4487 examinations and treated 1747 patients last year." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 7. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during wartime, was the vanguar...
Bus used by School of Nursing of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Bus used by School of Nursing of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
"Student nurses are transported to Harkness House, two miles distant, in this bus, entailing another heavy expense." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 11. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health c...
Operating room of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Operating room of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"2024 operations were performed at the Hospital last year." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 11. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during wartime, was the vanguard of a $300,000 campai...
Men's ward of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Men's ward of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"A sun porch is converted into a Men's Ward because of the shortage of beds and space." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 4. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during wartime, was the va...
Nursing students in the physiology laboratory at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Nursing students in the physiology laboratory at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Professor Esther M. Greisheimer teaching small group of nursing students. "The laboratories of the Woman's Medical College are available to the student nurses for instruction in Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, and Bacteriology." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundrai...
Clinical laboratory technician working with a microscope at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Clinical laboratory technician working with a microscope at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"A laboratory technician making a blood count in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory. A blood count is made of each patient entering the Hospital." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 14. This publication, motivated by t...
Dr. Phyllis A. Bott supervising work in the physiological chemistry laboratory at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Dr. Phyllis A. Bott supervising work in the physiological chemistry laboratory at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Dr. Phyllis A. Bott and Miss Beirle." Names from verso. "Tests in blood chemistry in this laboratory are vital in diagnosis and treatment of Hospital patients." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 14. This publicatio...
Bacteriological examinations in the clinical laboratory at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Bacteriological examinations in the clinical laboratory at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Key from verso - left to right: Dr. Marie Wiener Kirber and Miss Dorothy Pfender. "Bacteriological examinations are carried on in this laboratory." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 14. This publication, motivated by...
Examinations being made in the pathological laboratory at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Examinations being made in the pathological laboratory at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Helen Ingleby and others carry out pathological examinations. "Examination of tissues from the operating rooms is an important laboratory service furnished by the Woman's Medical College for the Hospital and its Dispensaries." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundr...
Dr. Lee Winston examining a baby in the Pediatrics Clinic of the Dispensary at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Dr. Lee Winston examining a baby in the Pediatrics Clinic of the Dispensary at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"The Baby Clinic of the Amy S. Barton Dispensary where medical students under the supervision of staff physicians receive training in Pediatrics." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 13. This publication, motivated by t...
Gynecology clinic at the Barton Dispensary of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Gynecology clinic at the Barton Dispensary of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Patients of the gynæcological clinic at the Amy S. Barton Dispensary at 21st Street and North College Avenue are interviewed by medical students of the College as part of their clinical training in their junior year." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publi...
Children's ward of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Children's ward of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Days which might become long and uninteresting are made as pleasant as possible for children in a sunny play room adjacent to the Children's Ward." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 5. This publication, motivated by...
Versa V. Cole, Ph. D., conducting research at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Versa V. Cole, Ph. D., conducting research at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Studies in the use of the sulfa drugs are being conducted as a project in the research laboratories." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 17. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during war...
Record Room of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Record Room of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Key from verso - Seated: Genoveffa A. Panepresso. "The Record Room of the Hospital where complete case records of all in-patients are kept on file for the information of doctors in determining diagnosis and treatment." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publica...
Central Supply Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Central Supply Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Medical technicians work in the plasma bank. "Where solutions are prepared." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 19. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during wartime, was the vanguard of a ...
Dr. Ruth I. Allen administering intravenous therapy at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Dr. Ruth I. Allen administering intravenous therapy at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Intravenous therapy being administered by woman physician (Dr. Ruth I. Allen)." Caption from verso. "An intravenous injection to save a life." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 19. This publication, motivated by the ...
Dr. Eleanor Valentine and medical technicians work in the Plasma Bank of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Dr. Eleanor Valentine and medical technicians work in the Plasma Bank of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"A scene in the laboratory where donated blood is stored in the Plasma Bank for future use to save or prolong a life or to meet an emergency." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 20. This publication, motivated by the inc...
Dr. Raffaele Lattes takes blood from a donor at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Dr. Raffaele Lattes takes blood from a donor at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"A donor to the Plasma Bank does his bit for an unknown fellow human being." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 20. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during wartime, was the vanguard of a ...
Pauline Marsch, pharmacist, at work in the Drug Room of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Pauline Marsch, pharmacist, at work in the Drug Room of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
"The Hospital maintains a well-stocked Drug Room for the immediate filling of prescriptions." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 21. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during wartime, was t...
Dietary Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Dietary Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"A serving truck and a hot-food truck are ready to leave the dietary kitchen to feed patients on one of the floors. The Hospital needs three additional hot-food trucks, one for each floor, so that warm food may be available immediately after its preparation." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image...
Gray Ladies attending to patients at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Gray Ladies attending to patients at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Gray Ladies of the Red Cross cooperate with the Hospital in a variety of services including delivery of books and magazines to patients, feeding of children, receiving and escorting patients, producing of surgical dressings, and other duties to relieve the pressure on the nursing staff." Caption fr...
Nursery at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Nursery at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Nurse feeds one of the newborns in the maternity ward from a bottle. "New life gets a good start in the sound-proof nursery." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 6. This publication, motivated by the increased need for...
Social Service Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Social Service Department of the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Patients discharged from the Hospital are not neglected or forgotten. A Department of Social Service is maintained to be of aid during periods of convalescence by making certain that patients are being given the proper care prescribed for them and to be of financial or material help if needed. Th...
The Harkness House at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
The Harkness House at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
"Harkness House in Germantown is the temporary home of the students in the School of Nursing. Maintenance of this building, involving separate personnel for kitchen and dining room services for the student nurses, is a heavy drain upon the Hospital's limited financial resources." Caption from "Soun...
Private room at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Private room at the Hospital of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
"One of the 31 private rooms in the Hospital. In addition to the private rooms, there are six semi-private rooms with a total capacity of 15 beds for women and two semi-private rooms with a total capacity of six beds for men." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraisi...
Dr. Mary Curcio examining an x-ray plate.
Dr. Mary Curcio examining an x-ray plate.
"The X-ray Department made 4487 examinations and treated 1747 patients last year." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" Image used in the WWII era fundraising publication, "Sounding an Alert!" on page 7. This publication, motivated by the increased need for health care during wartime, was the vanguard...
Abbottsford Homes housing development.
Abbottsford Homes housing development.
"700 dwelling units are included in the War Worker's Housing Project which has been built across the street from the College and Hospital. This development is adding to this area at least 2500 new inhabitants who are potential users of the Hospital's service." Caption from "Sounding an Alert!" ...

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