Nurses and Doctors - Student Version
They help sick people.
Many years ago, most women did not have jobs. People thought being a nurse was a dirty job because nurses had to help sick people. Nursing schools worked hard to be strict and clean. Soon people changed their minds. Nursing became a good job for women.
In the hospital, student nurses cooked the food, scrubbed the floors and made fires in the fireplace.
At the Mercy Medical Center hall of history, you will see a nurse's cape. It belonged to Gladys M. Reetz, a student at the Mercy School of Nursing in 1933.
These are nurses who worked at the hospital in December 1939 (left to right): I. Hogan, R. Lutz, L. Jahn, A. Dillon, J. Miller, C. Allen.
In the 1800s, doctors worked very hard. They helped people at home because there were not many hospitals. In the 1900s, science got better and more hospitals were built. At Mercy Medical Center, doctors still had to buy their own tools until the 1960s.
Today, Mercy Medical Center has many computers and special tools for doctors. People live longer because science is better.
Dr. M. E. Corbett, one of Oshkosh's first surgeons
Dr. Charles William Oviatt in 1910
Like father, like son. The men in the front row are young doctors. The men in the back row are their fathers. They are also doctors. From left to right: Doctors Zmolek, Flaherty, Weber and McDonald.
As science gets better, nurses and doctors have to know more information. Nurses and doctors must work together to help people.