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The Story of Philadelphia's Black Hospitals and Nurse Training Schools

In honor of Black History Month, explore the history of Mercy-Douglass Hospital and the Nurse Training School in Philadelphia through the lens of the Black community's struggle against segregation and healthcare inequality. Curated by Jessica Martucci, Curator of The Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

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February 19 - March 29, 2024
Holman Biotech Commons
Open to the Public
Black and white photo of interns and nurses in front of an ambulance

Plan Your Visit

On view from February 19 to March 29, 2024. The display is located on the main level of the Holman Biotech Commons, outside the Holman Reading Room (see floor plan). Penn students, faculty, and staff can visit the Biotech Commons anytime the library is open. All other visitors are welcome on weekdays before 6pm. Find more information to plan your visit.

Featured image: Interns and nurses in front of an ambulance, Mercy Douglass Hospital Records. Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.