Contributed by Eastern Maine Medical Center
The U.S. Cadet Nurses Corps was established by Congress in 1943 to relieve the wartime nursing shortage.
Cadet Nurses received a free education in exchange for a promise to remain in the military or essential nursing for the duration of the war. At the program's end in 1948, Eastern Maine General Hospital on State Street in Bangor had graduated 154 nurses as members of the Corps.
The unidentified nurses in this photograph represent one of the classes at EMGH during WWII.
EMGH became Eastern Maine Medical Center in 1969, which is now a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.
About This Item
- Title: Nurses, Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1943
- Creation Date: circa 1943
- Subject Date: circa 1943
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 7 cm x 8 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Eastern Maine Medical Center
489 State Street, PO Box 404, Bangor, ME 04401-0404
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LC Subject Headings
- Cadet Nurses
- Eastern Maine General Hospital
- Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
- Eastern Maine Medical Center
- Nurses School
- State Street
- World War II
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