200 Years of Health Care: Medicine in the Mahoning Valley

Mahoning Red Cross uniform, c1944
Mahoning Red Cross uniform, c1944

200 Years of Health Care: Medicine in the Mahoning Valley,” which tells the story of medicine in the Mahoning Valley (Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties) through a combination of textual information, photographs and graphics, and a variety of interesting and unusual artifacts. The exhibit presents the early dentists and physicians from the area and those who changed the course of medicine both locally and nationally. The history of the area’s numerous health care facilities and nursing schools are also told through historic photographs and artifacts. Visitors will also learn the story of the local medical community’s role (including the local Red Cross Chapter) in the First and Second World Wars and the contributions of the the local medical societies to the history of medicine in the Youngstown area.

Saint Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing diploma, 1959

Saint Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing diploma, 1959

Youngstown Hospital Association nurse's pin, c1945
Youngstown Hospital Association nurse's pin, c1945

2 thoughts on “200 Years of Health Care: Medicine in the Mahoning Valley

  1. Hello,
    You have a very nice uniform + the coat (the purse looks like with the [original to the] uniform too?)
    I’m wondering what Corps it belongs? Can you tell me what is the color of the epaulets? Or what the patch says?
    I collect ARC uniforms, i have 12 of them, 7 out of 9 Corps of the ARC during WWII.
    It looks like to me (picture is not clear)the color of the epaulet is red. Is it?
    Thanks,
    Beverly

    1. Beverly,
      Thanks for your interest in our American Red Cross uniforms. I don’t know much about Red Cross uniforms, but I can tell you that the uniform is from the Mahoning County Chapter of the Red Cross. I don’t know what Corp it belongs to. The epaulet color is red and the circular patch on the sleeve says “American Red Cross Service.” Under that patch is a rectangular batch that says “Volunteer.” The left sleeve also has four red bars and a “^” on it.

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