April 2014

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Memories of a nurse on the front lines

Sister Fish with her roommate at Dammes Camiers, Sister Gates

It didn't take Sarah Fish long to realize that she preferred night duty at the hospital - at least during the air raids. On those nights, she and other on-duty nurses would extinguish the ward's lights and don long coats and shrapnel hats, lest the white of their nursing uniforms catch the eye of an enemy pilot passing overhead. Accustomed as she was to the raids - by then she could tell Allied and German planes apart by sound alone - she had no desire to spend any more time in the trenches dug between the hospital's wards than she absolutely had to....

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Boston Children's Got Milk 100 years ago

The father of modern pediatrics

If you travelled 100 years back in time and visited Boston Children's Hospital's current site on Longwood Avenue, you would see a brand new building, less than a week away from its official opening, though likely already bustling with activity. You would see open farm land all around the hospital - that's what most of the Fenway was in 1914, along with plenty of marsh. You would see one other thing, too: cows. Lots of them.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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