A Picture of Health

Reproductions of old and rare postcards depicting aspects of nursing and hospitals during the early decades of the twentieth century before the introduction of the National Health Service. The images areĀ from ‘A Picture of Health’ by Cynthia O’Neill, published in 1990.

The cover of A Picture of Health by Cynthia O'Neill

The cover of A Picture of Health by Cynthia O'Neill

Ward scene c. 1900Florence Nightingale c. 1905H.M. Hospital Ship Oxfordshire c. 1912'Now off on your bike' c. 1900Nurses sitting room c. 1915Operating theatre c. 1905The Queen's nurse c.1930Victoria Nurses Home c. 1900Ward Scene c. 1910The Clock Tower and Infirmary in Salisbury c. 1904

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