Nursing collectibles and the people who collect them


Most people are afraid of needles, especially old ones! But according to the American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc. (AAHN), old syringes are considered collectibles. The AAHN says: “Early in the 20th century, nurses, who were primarily private-duty nurses, owned their own syringe sets. It was not unusual for graduating nurses to be given a syringe set as a graduating gift. These may have been marked with a pharmaceutical company name, and in some schools, was a gift from the physicians.” Glass syringes in a plastic case kit are one known variation on the classic metal syringe kit.

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