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Alice Thomas Vivian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3590
Scope and Contents Theses binders contain notes from Alice’s classes that she took at Bronson school of Nursing. In addition to course notes there is a list of rules for the nurses while at school. The notes in these binders included different conditions and cures, the history or nurses and the history of nurses in other countries. The photo in this collection is of Alice in her nurses’ uniform. Alice was born in 1914; after she finished nursing school in 1935 she went to work for Dr. Hoebeke. She left work and...

Richard Vander Molen Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3751
Scope and Contents In 1896, Bronson Methodist Hospital got its start when land was acquired by a group of physicians fearing Kalamazoo’s growing population would outgrow the capabilities of Borgess Hospital, the only hospital in the city at the time. Just after the beginning of the 20th century, the same group physicians formed the Kalamazoo Hospital Association and opened the Kalamazoo Hospital in a house on John Street. In 1903, the ground was broke for a brand new hospital building. On 5 December 1905, the new...

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  • Repository: Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections X
  • Subject: Schools -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo X
  • Names: Bronson Methodist Hospital. School of Nursing (Kalamazoo, Mich.) X

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