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On the Mend: 1941

On the Mend: 1941

March 1941. "Boy from Maryland in charity ward, Saint Vincent's Hospital. Norfolk, Virginia." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Memory flashback. My longtime girlfriend's mother was a nun-nurse, same uniform as in the photo, who fell in love with the young "civilian" doctor. The rest was a history, as they say.

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Looks like Magic Comics #21 on the table, starring Henry and Mandrake.

With that hat

She must be Sister Bertrille's mother!

In good hands

I see Sister Bertrille flew in to help!

Poor soul-

He looks absolutely terrified; I hope he recovered, with the help of the good sister.

Comical cost...

On the side table is the #21 (April 1941) issue of Magic Comics. Current value about $525.

Now I understand

... where the concept for the TV show "The Flying Nun" came from!

Mom! Help!

Can you get this flying nun outta here?

That's some bad hat, Harriet

Not hard to see why those are no longer in style, especially in hospitals. Lots of nooks and crannies for infection to hide.

I wonder how they are washed?

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