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Examine this rich collection of postcards depicting nurses and nursing around the world drawn from the collections of the National Library of Medicine.

Nurses and nursing have been frequent subjects of postcards for over 100 years. The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, part of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine includes over 2500 postcards. Featured here, as part of Pictures of Nursing is a selection of more than 500 postcards.