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Good Old Days: 100 years ago

The Colfax Commoner: May 13, 1921


The first National Hospital Day ever observed in America, May 12, brought hundreds of visitors to St. Ignatius hospital in this city, where visitors were received from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors were shown all over the hospital and souvenir booklets describing the hospital were given away. At noon the nurses, patients and sisters enjoyed a feast in honor of the occasion, which was also the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, organizer of the first modern hospital and nursing methods. The hospital was beautifully decorated with...

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