Historical Images Documenting Duke Health

These images document the history of Duke Health's academic, clinical, and research activities beginning in 1927. All materials included in this collection are available at the Duke University Medical Center Archives. In honor of Duke Health's 75th Anniversary, The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, Inc. supported "The Foundations of Excellence," a digitization project that identified over 600 representative historic photographs from our first 3 decades.

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Members of Phi Chi, Delta Upsilon chapter medical fraternity

circa 1946-1947
Phi Chi was a medical fraternity for students of the Duke University School of Medicine. At least five fraternities have been founded in the School...

Norma Wiley and Ruth Flowers in Duke University Hospital Laundry

September 1978
Norma Wiley and Ruth Flowers sort hospital linens in the Duke University Hospital laundry room.

1990 School of Medicine student-faculty show

A performance of the 1990 student-faculty show Back to the Suture. Pat Kenan, MD '59, in front. The annual student-faculty show is entirely...

Presentation of Florence Nightingale Plaque

Presentation of the Florence Nightingale Plaque alumnae award to Linda Klose by Dorothy Wilkinson, School of Nursing professor.

Nusing student V. Baker measuring the length of an infant

Uniformed nursing student V. Baker measures the length of an infant. An African-American woman holds the infant's foot.

Patient clinic waiting room in Duke South.

circa 1935
Patients shown in waiting room sitting and standing down. The sign on the desk in the center of the photograph reads "Old patients register here."

James B. Wyngaarden

James B. Wyngaarden was a professor and administrator of Duke University Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital of Durham, North...

Civilian Public Service worker with a patient on Meyer Ward

Charles Elliott, C.P.S. worker, assisting a patient with speech correction. On October 27, 1942, Civilian Public Service (C.P.S.) Camp No. 61 was...

Members of Nu Sigma Nu, Beta Beta chapter

Nu Sigma Nu, Beta Beta chapter was a medical fraternity for students of the Duke University School of Medicine. At least five fraternities have...

Ultraviolet lights system hanging from operating room ceiling

Completed ultraviolet lights system hanging from the operating room ceiling. In 1936, Dr. J. Deryl Hart originated the use of ultraviolet radiation...