Rochester: Cradle of Nursing

DATE: May 25, 2016

TIME: 12:00 NOON

LOCATION: Werner Medical Library, RGH

We all know nurses play a vital role in healthcare, striving to improve health and save lives,but are you aware that Rochester General has a rich nursing heritage? Join Kathleen Britton, Director/Curator of Collections, as she explores the fascinating history of the Rochester City and Rochester Homeopathic Training School of Nurses. She also will highlight nursing in the early 20th century as well as important nurses and nurse leaders of the time.

Kathleen Britton is currently Director/Curator of Collections at the Rochester Medical Museum and Archives, formerly known as Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives. Kathleen earned her bachelors in anthropology and history from St. John Fisher College and her MA in classical archaeology from the University at Albany. In addition to her work at the Rochester Medical Museum and Archives, Kathleen also spent time at the Seneca Falls Historical Society.

Wednesdays at Werner Medical Library is a special interest program held on the last Wednesday of each month at noon. All RRH team members are invited to attend. If you are interested in presenting, please contact the library at 922-4143.

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