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The JR Williams Health Sciences Library image archives is a digital repository for the historical development and growth of Highland Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. and the history of Highland’s School of Nursing. The archives’ collections tell the story of the "Rebel on the Hill", originating as a homeopathic hospital, and the first hospital in the United States to use insulin for the treatment of diabetes. When the hospital began it was named Hahnemann Hospital after homeopathy's founder, Dr. Samuel Christian Frederick Hahnemann, the name was changed to Highland Hospital in 1921.

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Highland Hospital 1889-1940

In Highland Hospital 1889-1940, turn of the century photographs, postcards and documents reflect the sense of the Rochester community and the advancement of healthcare in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Highland Hospital School of Nursing Scrapbooks

During the 1920's, many of the nursing students at Highland Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, N.Y. created scrapbooks. Several of these scrapbooks were donated to the Highland Hospital Archives and we've digitized three of them to make them accessible to the public. Highland Hospital School of Nursing Scrapbooks gives a delightful glimpse into the lives of these students and their personal experiences at Highland.

Highland Hospital 1940-1949: The School of Nursing during World War II

Mostly formal and often posed, these black and white images offer a taste of hospital life during that decade. It was hospital business as usual, with the addition of new wartime measures. Day-to-day scenes such as a doctor reviewing x-ray films with a Dictaphone, and nurses assisting a patient in an oxygen tent are juxtaposed with the then-familiar sight of an Air Raid Warden's Post furnished with fire-fighting equipment

 
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