Hudson Stuck Memorial Hospital nursing staff


Title
Hudson Stuck Memorial Hospital nursing staff
Description
Photograph of nursing staff standing in front of the Hudson Stuck Memorial Hospital, Fort Yukon, Alaska on October 21, 1946.
Date
October 21, 1946
Original Format
photographs
Extent
5cm x 7cm
Local Identifier
0447-b1-fh
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Nanette Hardison Mar 28 2013

Lula Disosway was a native North Carolinian (born in New Bern) who became both a doctor and a surgeon (a remarkable accomplishment for a woman at that time) and who used her medical knowledge to serve as a medical missionary for the Episcopal Church.  Her missionary work took her to places like Shanghai, China but when World War II loomed ahead  in 1941, she was transferred to the Hudson Stuck Memorial Hospital located in Fort Yukon, Alaska. There, she served as both administrator and physician to the hospital and at certain times, she was even the hospital cook! Dr. Disosway’s papers have great historical value for among her papers are letters that give details of life in the Arctic Circle and of the challenges and problems she faced during her time at the hospital. The papers also have numerous photographs that show the staff of the Hudson Stuck Memorial Hospital.   If you would like to look through this interesting collection, come to the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department on the 4th floor where the collection is housed.

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