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United States. Public Health Service. Division of Nurse Education. Be a cadet nurse

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09520.04 Author/Creator: United States. Public Health Service. Division of Nurse Education. Place Written: s.l. Type: Posters Date: 1944 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Image by Jon Whitcomb. NE Poster #3. Government Printing Office # O-599074. Color poster of two women in cadet nurse uniforms. The woman on the left wears a military-style uniform with blue jacket and cap. The woman on the right wears a white nurse's uniform with a nurse's cap. Both women are wearing cadet nurse shoulder patches and caduceus (medical symbol) pins. Captions below title: "For information go to your local hospital or write U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, Box 88, New York 8, N.Y." "A lifetime education free, for high school graduates who qualify."


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Recruitment, Cadet Nurses, Appeal to Women, women Nurses, Financial Aid, Civilian Responsibility, World War II, Women's Education, Financial Aid

Sub Era: World War II