Cherry Ames, Student Nurse [Novel] (From the Collection #18)

The Story

Cherry Ames is the central character in a series of 27 mystery novels with hospital settings published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1943 and 1968. Helen Wells (1910-1986) wrote volumes 1-7 and 17-27, and Julie Campbell Tatham (1908-1999), wrote volumes 8-16. During the Second World War, the series encouraged girls to become nurses as a way to aid the war effort. In these early adventures, Cherry solves problems and captures criminals when men in authority have failed to do so as a way of demonstrating that women can succeed in the public, working world. The series generated a few spin-off items including a Parker Brothers board game.

The Specs

ACCESSION # (Web Link):009008001
Object Name:Cherry Ames, Student Nurse [novel]
Manufacturer (Country):Grosset & Dunlap (USA)
Date Made:1943
MESH Code:Literature, Modern – Literature – Literature, Modern Nursing – Nursing

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About “From the Collection”

“From the Collection” was a project originally published in 2010 to the Museum of Health Care’s website by former Curator Paul Robertson, with the goal being to highlight some the Museum’s most unique items that might be missed in our collection. Each artifact is presented as a bite-sized story, related information, and a link to it’s fully detailed entry on our free online digital catalogue!

Posts in the “From the Collection” series were originally created with support from Funded by the Ontario Museums and Technology Fund. The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, is acknowledged.

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