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nurse's uniform (replica)

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Dates
1996
circa 1996
Collection
Margaret Emily Kirkpatrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996026001 a-e
Description
Reproduction of a 1935 Kingston General Hospital probationer nurse's uniform; the uniform consists of (a) a dress made of light blue and white vertically-striped cloth with five plastic snaps at the neck and a strip of white cloth with five snaps down from the neck to the lower back; the dress has …
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Accession Number
996026001 a-e
Collection
Margaret Emily Kirkpatrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
Reproduction of a 1935 Kingston General Hospital probationer nurse's uniform; the uniform consists
of (a) a dress made of light blue and white vertically-striped cloth with five plastic snaps at the
neck and a strip of white cloth with five snaps down from the neck to the lower back; the dress has
long sleeves and hangs to above-the-knee level; (b) apron of white cloth made to be worn around the
waist over (a); the apron has a waistband and a skirt that hangs down below the knees; (c) collar
made of white cloth formed into a circular shape with a neck hole in the centre; there are five
snaps on the collar which allow it to be attached to the neck of (a); (d-e) identical cuffs made of
rectangular cloth with a button at one end and a buttonhole at the other end; this allows the cuffs
to be fastened into a circular shape around the wrist; the cuffs were made to go at the end of the
sleeves of (a)
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - dress - Size: Length 79.0 cm. x Width 52.0 cm.
b - apron (unfolded) - Size: Length 139.2 cm. x Width 67.3 cm.
c - collar - Size: Length 33.8 cm. x Width 23.7 cm.
d - cuff - Size: Length 22.6 cm. x Width 15.1 cm.
e - cuff - Size: Length 22.7 cm. x Width 15.2 cm.
Provenance
Uniform made by Margaret Emily Kirkpatrick, 1935 KGH Nursing graduate
Maker
Margaret Kirkpatrick
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1996
circa 1996
Date Remarks
Uniform replica made shortly before it was donated
Material
fabric: white
plastic: clear; white
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007, BOX 12; (b) Storage Room 0007, BOX 5; (c) BOX 2; (d,e) Storage Room 0007, BOX 16
Temporary Location
(d,e) To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
The uniform is unworn and thus the cloth is in excellent condition; (a) the dress has four yellowish-brown
stains made by an iron; (b) the apron has five yellowish-brown stains made by an iron;
(c) there are six small yellowish-brown stains on the cloth, made by an iron
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Information about the uniform provided by the maker and donor, Margaret Kirkpatrick; CD #2.
Research Facts
Reproduction of 1935 KGH Probationer Nurse's uniform, worn by probationary nurses for six months;
the original uniform dress would have been made with cloth having a navy blue and white stripe
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