Nursing gear passed on from older generation - page 2
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If your mom or grandmother was a nurse before you then you may have something that was passed on to you from that nursing era. If you do, what is it? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post... Read More
- 1Feb 6, '13 by judybsnMy mother gave me her bedside nursing award metal when I was caring for her as she was dying. She said I deserved it more than she, which wasn't true, but meant the world to me. I inherited my dad's stethoscopes and his microscope from med school, as well as his med school notes and textbooks AND his diaries from his early medical years. Amazing to see how medicine has advanced since the early 1940's! The CPS (med reference) was 1/4" thick! My great grandmother was a pioneer midwife on the prairies. She drove a model A which her husband crank started for her. I'm sure she kept a diary of her deliveries, but it has been lost. However the legacy of nursing lives on in her family.
- 0Feb 6, '13 by rm89My aunt (who died when I was 6 or so) is the only other one in my family with any medical background. She worked as an RN for many years before she died of cancer. I was honored when my aunts sent me her pin at my graduation. It made me feel like I was carrying on the torch even though I didn't know her well. I only wish she would have saved her cap as well!
- 0Feb 10, '13 by JamesdotterI have my mother's first nursing license (1926), her school pin, her Red Cross pin (from WWII when she taught home nursing) and a metal case with a glass syringe and 2 needles. No file to sharpen the needles, though! Sadly, the moths ate her cape, so I had to get rid of it.
- 0Feb 20, '13 by anurseatlastMy mom was a nurse for over 50 years. I have her last stethoscope and lab coat. I also have a picture of her at nursing school graduation. She was in the nurse cadets and was paid a stipend of $5 a month while in nursing school. I wish I had her cape or nursing cap. I remember her putting on her cap for work every day in the 60's. She definitely passed on her love of learning and her concern for her patients.