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Finger First Aid: 1917

Finger First Aid: 1917

February 1, 1917. An injured finger gets bandaged in the infirmary of the Hood Rubber Co. in Cambridge, Mass. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.


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The 1917 infirmary

Actually, I'm impressed by a company that actually had an infirmary in 1917 (mine doesn't to this day), and at least a doctorish-looking person to tend it.

Apropos of nothing in particular, the New York Times reported 6/21/1914 that a man claiming to have invented a superior method for producing rubber boots charged that Hood Rubber had had him confined to a psychiatric institution for over three years. Outcome of the scheduled hearing seems not to have been reported.

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