Vintage Videos

Vintage Nursing Videos including the Nurses Rose Parade Float. Click on Playlist at the top left of the video box to access video list. Video description list is below. Videos also available on the YouTube channel: nursesoflosangeles

Video Description List

Sally Bixby, RN. First Nurse to be a Tournament of Roses President, 2013
Nurses Float, Rose Parade, 2013. In 2007 five nurses developed the idea to have a float in the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena in 2013. They did this in honor of the first nurse to be President of the Rose Parade Organization, Sally Bixby, RN. Here is the Nurses Float, Winner of the Craftsman Trophy, titled “A Healing Place.”
Nurses’ Bootcamp. Army nurses march, dig ditches, crawl under barbed-wire while machine guns fire and more.
Nurse Newsreels. Railway nurses, Base hospitals, Cadet Nurse swearing in ceremony, Anzio battlefield, Phillipine POW nurses, nurses in Australia with Koala bears, WAC nurse assistants.
Vintage Training Film, Navy Nurse Corps, Part 1 of 2, 1952. Indoctrination classes, glass hypo syringes, bubbling research lab, Dr. Strong, and the metal treatment cart. Campy United States training film for Navy Nurses.
Vintage Training Film, Navy Nurse Corps, Part 2 of 2, 1952. Hanging blood in glass bottles, metal charts, supervising the Corpsmen, and dinner dances at the Officer’s Club. Campy United States training film for the Navy Nurse Corps.
First Iron Lungs (Artificial Respirators), Part 1 of 2, Silent.  Four early artificial respirators: The Drinker (iron lung); The Both; The Paul-Bragg, The Burnstall.
First Iron Lungs (Artificial Respirators), Part 2 of 2, Silent. Six early artificial respirators: The Biometer, The Rocker, The Barrel, The Sling, The McKesson, The Oxford.
The Big Picture, Army Nurses, Part 1 of 2. Excellent footage (real and recreated ) & history of the Army Nurse Corps. It begins in colonial days, and moves forward in time to the activities and heroism of U.S. Army nurses in World War II, highlighting their contribution to the fight on the Anzio beachhead.
The Big Picture, Army Nurses, Part 2 of 2. 
1918 Red Cross Parade, Los Angeles Nurses. Created from original 1918 photographs in the author’s collection. The May 18, 1918 Red Cross parade promised to be the greatest parade ever held in Los Angeles. Fifty-one groups marched: nurses, the largest military band, seven musical organizations, real stuffed animal floats, an ostrich cart and many leaf covered floats. Beautiful photos.
Molly Grows Up, 1953. Molly visits the school nurse for advise in that 1950s movie shown to 10 year old girls in school about starting menstruation.
The Army Nurse, 1940, Part 1 of 2. Training, history and life of an Army Nurse in the 1940s. Nurses on the front line, railway.
The Army Nurse, 1940, Part 2 of 2.Bougainville Island. Training, history and life of an Army Nurse in the 1940s. Nurses vs. WACS Nurse POWs
Artificial Respiration, 1927, silent.  “…have someone call a physician or the gas company…” An old method of artificial respiration, CPR, that involves pushing on the back.
Los Angeles, Kaiser’s First Modern Hospital. “New baby comes sliding through a drawer…” Henry Kaiser and Sidney Garfield show the first modern Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles.
Mental Health Public Nurse, 1940, Part 1 of 2. A public health nurse on a mental health home visit in the 1940s.
Mental Health Public Nurse, 1940, Part 2 of 2.
Nursing School in 1940. Qualifications and expectations for nursing school applicants in the 1940s.
The Fight Against Tuberculosis, 1930, Part 1 of 2. Care of tuberculosis in the 1930s.
The Fight Against Tuberculosis, 1930, Part 2 of 2.
Tuberculosis Sanitorium, Los Angeles, 1920, Part 1 of 2. City of Hope, a Tuberculosis Sanitorium, in Los Angeles, California in the1930s. Nurses and patients in outdoor tents. City of Hope still exists but is now a cancer center.
Tuberculosis Sanitorium, Los Angeles, 1920, Part 2 of 2.

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