Tea and Sympathy

Hampton House in 1945

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt stopped at Hampton House on February 13, 1945 for tea and to update nurses on the war effort and how their peers were faring in the South Pacific. The post-World War II years would challenge the profession as the Cadet Nurse Corps folded, federal aid to nursing schools shrank, and many wartime nurses left the industry.  PHOTO FROM THE ALAN MASON CHESNEY MEDICAL ARCHIVES