Penicillin

navynurses68givingpenicillininjection.jpg

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Title

Penicillin

Subject

US Flight Nurse giving penicillin to a patient on evacuation flight

Description

This image shows US Navy Flight Nurse Ensign Miriam R. Serrick, from North Carolina, giving a patient a penicillin injection during an evacuation flight in 1945.

Penicillin, discovered by bacteriologist Alexander Fleming in 1928, was used worldwide by medics and nurses in World War II. American nurses, like many other nurses around the world, were trained to give penicillin injections and did so frequently, as the drug helps prevent infection and was one of the only proven antibiotic treatments available for protecting soldiers from gangrene and other infections in wounds.

Creator

Unknown Photographer, US Navy

Source

Women of World War II Website: "Featured: Navy Nurses: Flight Nurse Gives Patient Penicillin Injection," by Margie Bedell-Burke, November 5, 2017, image courtesy of the National Museum of the US Navy: https://www.womenofwwii.com/navy/navy-nurses/flight-nurse-gives-patient-penicillin-injection/

Publisher

National Museum of the US Navy, US Navy

Date

Accessed April 27, 2020

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photograph (jpg)

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

US Navy Flight Nurse Gives Penicillin to Patient 1945

Coverage

US Navy Flight Nurses of WWII, Penicillin in WWII

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

2616 X 2132

Citation

Unknown Photographer, US Navy , “Penicillin,” US Nurses in World War II, accessed January 23, 2022, https://usnursesww2.omeka.net/items/show/63.