Archive ID: 1982-190-12

South Chicago Community Hospital nurses

Date Created: undated

Donor: South Chicago Community Hospital

Media Type: Photograph


This photo depicts nurses from the Nursing School at South Chicago Community Hospital (now Trinity) having a meal. In 1917, the hospital was a small foundering institution, close to bankruptcy, when Clara Dorothy Schafer (1898-1972) was brought on as assistant superintendent. After the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, neighborhood leaders decided that the institution was worth saving. Schafer was made superintendent in 1920. Known for her incredible devotion to the hospital, Schafer also helped make the School of Nursing a success. Nursing was a key occupation for women at the time. The Museum holds a number of photographs and a scrapbook with images of nurses at South Chicago Community Hospital.

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