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Guide to the Orrin Sage Wightman Collection
[1895-1945]
 PR 94

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 04, 2017
Description is in English.

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Series 3: Medical images, 1898 -- 1916

Scope and Contents note

Contains varied documentation of the evolution and practice of the medical profession in New York. The development of the medical profession blossomed during the years Wightman's photographs were taken. These images show the staff of Gouverneur Hospital in the year 1898 -- 1899, when Wightman was an intern, and City Hospital nurses in a training program on Blackwell's Island in the summer of 1916.

Subseries 1: Negatives

Scope and Contents note

These images include formal group shots of the Gouverneur medical and nursing staff, as well as an image of Wightman and a doctor named Pezels dissecting a burned or partially decayed corpse. The images of the nurses' training program provides important information about what kinds of hands-on training nurses received, as well as images which show patient care, hospital sanitary conditions, and medical uniforms. Nurses are also shown in recreational settings.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 15 Numbers 1 - 6
Box: 16 Numbers 7 - 71
Box: 17 Numbers 72 - 77

Subseries 2: Prints

Scope and Contents note

Consists of prints of groups of nurses (some are Gouverneur nurse staff), newborn triplets, and images of the Gouverneur doctors at work and recreation, as well as their horse-drawn ambulance.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 25 Unnumbered prints
Box: 28 8x10 prints

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