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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Nursing History Research Unit, within the Sydney Nursing School,  has an exhibition titled  
Beds& Threads, see details  at: 
When:   Tuesday 13th September & Thursday 16th September 10-2pm
Nursing History Research Unit Sydney Nursing School University of Sydney
Room C1.02, 1st Floor,
88 Mallett Street, Camperdown
PHONE 02 9351 0635 or 0403868051
Bring your camera and take a photograph of yourself or a friend behind our picture boards of nursing uniforms from the past.

The professional identity of nurses has long been defined by beds, uniforms, sutures, bandages and the nursing practices associated with them.

Hospital beds and how they are made have always been a talking point for patients in hospitals.   Tight sheets underneath the patient and equally as tight sheets over the patient – not necessarily made for comfort!   Come and see a display of various types of hospital beds and learn about the many different styles, their purposes and how to make them.  A number of miniature hospital beds will be on display showing the different types of beds and bedmaking.   A display of bandaging used by nurses will also be on show and you can have a try at doing some of these bandages yourself. A fascinating array of sutures and needles used within hospitals will also be on display.

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