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Group photograph of nur...
approximately 1928
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
Group photograph of nurses at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, Michigan
Date
approximately 1928
Description
Kalamazoo State Hospital nurses, in uniform and caps, gathered outside. Names included on the back of the photograph include (order uncertain): Marie Marr, Margaret Madden, Wadeen Reddinger, Alma Allen, Mrs. Daalder, Bessie Van Trease, Krueger, Lucy Clark, Mrs. Hathaway, Mrs. Murphy, Viola McKinnon, Bertha Gay, Muriel Lawrence, La Monk, Ruth Stuart. Kalamazoo State Hospital, founded as the Michigan Asylum for the Insane, was renamed in 1911 and later became known for pioneering improved medical treatment of mentally ill patients. The hospital also was a pioneer in the creation of nursing and occupational therapy programs.
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