|Description||Nurse with African-American features on metal mount. Dressed in white nurse’s dress and blue cape with red lining. Hat is missing, right arm is broken. Has white bead earrings, wrist watch on left arm, fingernail polish.|
Ms. Ferguson was Chief of the Clinical Center’s Nursing Department from 1975-1981. She later went on to hold the highest nursing adminstrative position in the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also a winner of the American Academy of Nursing Living Legen Award and has written books on nursing from various viewpoints. This doll was made for her by a nurse in South Carolina who used a photograph as a model. Ms. Ferguson graduated from New York University--Bellevue Medical Center in 1950 as the recipient of the Lavinia Dock Prize for highest scholastic standing and honors in clinical practice.
From exhibit sign: "Nurse Uniform in Miniature: about 1960, cap and cape are in the style of Bellevue Hospital, New York University."
|Notes||On exhibit at one time.|
|Number of images||1|
|Credit line||Courtesy of Vernice D. Ferguson|
NIH; CC, Department of Nursing
Bellvue Medical Center
|Buildings||Building 10 ("CC" Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center)|
|NIH Property #||none|
|Old NIH Property #||none|
Ferguson, Vernice D.