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In this 1952 U.S. Navy Training Film (MN-7339), viewers get brief look at the work a Navy Commissioned Officer Nurse does in a military hospital. The film follows a nurse, Janet, from being commissioned to her first assignment at a Navy hospital, and ends with her second assignment at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. The film opens with Janet putting on her uniform and packing her room as she prepares to leave for her second assignment. Women take their oaths as they are commissioned as officers in the Navy. The nurses sit around in a room and listen to their indoctrination instructor (02:10). Janet gets a physical, and the film shows a few short clips of women bowling, playing tennis, and swimming. The nurses shop at the Navy compound (03:22). The women try on the new blue uniforms of Navy nurses. The film then shows them sitting in a classroom and studying an organization chart of the Navy hospital. Footage shows the sick and injured people in the hospital (05:04). A surgical team operates on a patient (05:53). Viewers also see general clinics, the newborn nursery, therapy tubs, a pharmacy, and the hospital kitchen. Janet walks onto Surgical Ward 3A (07:39), and meets with Dr. Strong, the Ward Medical Officer. Janet instructs the young corpsmen on the floor in the art of practical nursing. Janet watches as a corpsman carries out advanced nursing duties (12:13). More men gather around to watch a procedure. Janet and her patient care team tend to a man who just arrived in critical condition (13:44). Viewers watch as the team elevates the foot of the bed, start an IV, and care for the sick patient. Janet updates patient records (17:08), then opens a birthday card from the floor’s corpsmen. Janet goes on a date at the Commissioned Officers Mess, where she dances with her beau (18:54). Navy nurses attend a meeting in full uniform. Janet bids goodbye to her friends from a train as she prepares to leave for her next assignment (20:40). Viewers see the U.S. naval hospital in San Diego (20:54), which is where Janet is now stationed. The film shows Navy nurses and corpsmen working in clinics and on hospital floors. A Navy nurse stands on a plane to receive what appears to be a sick patient for air transport, concluding the film. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com