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Pat Oriet - 1952

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Pat Oriet received her nursing diploma from Montana State College in 1952.

Pat Oriet - 1952

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Pat Oriet received her nursing diploma from Montana State College in 1952.

Syringe

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As nursing schools sprang up across Montana in the early 1900s, demand for nursing equipment, like this syringe, increased.

Baby Bottle

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Sterilizable glass baby bottles like this version became commonly available in the mid-1800s.

Breast/Nipple Shield

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Documentary evidence of nipple shields dates to Europe in the 1700s. The shields were used to protect sore nipples or as a means to keep secreted…

Harva Breast Pump

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Breast pumps like this undated Harva Trademark Breast Pump No. 11 were used by nursing mothers to collect milk.

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

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First used in the early 1900s, IUDs saw widespread global popularity beginning in the 1940s and 1950s. The notoriety of the Dalkon Shield - a specific…

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

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First used in the early 1900s, IUDs saw widespread global popularity beginning in the 1940s and 1950s. The notoriety of the Dalkon Shield - a specific…