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A survivor of 2 wars, a prison camp, and near starvation, Colonel Ruby Bradley, (19 Dec 1907 – 28 May 2002), was one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history. Entered the United States Army Nurse Corps as a surgical nurse in 1934. Also served in the Korean War as Chief Nurse for the 171st Evacuation Hospital. In 1951, she was named Chief Nurse for Eighth Army, where she supervised > 500 Army nurses throughout Korea. Promoted to Colonel in 1958; retired from the Army in 1963. HOOA...
Hazel W. Johnson (1927-2011 ) • BlackPast
Hazel Johnson was the first African American woman to become a general in the U.S. Army. She was appointed the Chief of the Army Nurse Corps in 1979. Johnson held a doctorate in education administration from Catholic University (1978) and had honorary degrees from Morgan State University, Villanova University, and the University of Maryland.
This plastic doll in its own model iron lung was made in order to show child polio patients and their family the treatment the child would receive. An iron lung assists a patient whose breathing muscles have been paralysed by disease. Although the heyday of the iron lung was during the 1930s, 40s and 50s, some elderly polio survivors are still using them. The teaching doll was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Credit: Science Museum London