A Nurse's Photograph Album
Geraldine Kemmis Martin (1887-1937)
Photographic Scrapbook of the American Ambulance Service, Assembled by Nurse Geraldine K. Martin, 1915
Purchased for the Boston Medical Library through the Franc D. Ingraham Fund, 1999
In the spring of 1915, Geraldine K. Martin, a 1912 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses, traveled to France as a member of the Harvard University Service of the American Ambulance Hospital; she later assembled an album of over 250 photographs of her colleagues, the hospital, sights and battlefields, documenting her experiences in the war.
In 1921, Geraldine K. Martin married Harvey Cushing's associate, neurosurgeon Gilbert Horrax (1887-1957).