• Creator
  • United States. Public Health Service
  • Created Date
  • 11-28-01
  • Description
  • Poster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. The Cadet Nurse Corps was created in 1943 by the U.S. Public Health Service as a wartime recruiting program and many of its graduates were aong the military nurses who served in World War II. The Corps was a scholarship program that was meant to alleviate the shortage of trained nurses on the homefront. It was a very successful program, graduating 124,000 nu... more
    Poster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. The Cadet Nurse Corps was created in 1943 by the U.S. Public Health Service as a wartime recruiting program and many of its graduates were aong the military nurses who served in World War II. The Corps was a scholarship program that was meant to alleviate the shortage of trained nurses on the homefront. It was a very successful program, graduating 124,000 nurses before ending in 1948. Cadets had both summer and winter uniforms. The winter uniform (a suit and topcoat) was gray wool with a matching gray hat. The summer uniform consisted of a two-piece suit of gray and wahte seersucker, a gray raincoat, and a beret. Each jacket had red epaulets, with the Cadet insignia on the sleeve. "Gray symbolizes mercy, serenity and understanding; red - strength,courage and inspiration. The left sleeve patch was a symbol of the Knights of Hospitalers of St. John, the original nurse-fighting order. The winter cap bore a shield and eagle, symbolically American; a fouled anchor connoting U.S. seamen in distress; a caduceus, the ancient symbol of physicians; and together these promised healing to service of their country." (source: http://www.son.jhmi.edu/development/alumni/vigilando/Winter2000/features/cadet.htm). World War II; Women at Wartime. 14 Political systems; 16 History. less
  • Format
  • Ww20115p.jpg