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Nursing 100 years of infection

13 Apr 2018

The RCN’s latest exhibition marks 100 years since the Spanish flu pandemic, the deadliest in modern history

Pandemic flu

On display at the RCN’s Library and Heritage Centre in London, the Pandemic! Nursing 100 Years of Infection exhibition explores how nurses have responded to deadly outbreaks, from the so-called Spanish flu epidemic to more recent contagions, such as HIV/AIDS and Ebola.  

The exhibition provides a snapshot of how nurses have tackled the threat of disease over the years, and how that nursing role has changed.

Frances Reed from the RCN Library and Archive Services said: “Nurses have always been at the forefront of infection control and prevention. A position that, through occupational exposure, does not go without risk. On display you can see historical objects, photographs and loans from nurses which illustrate the story.”

The exhibition is free to visit and runs until 21 September 2018. It coincides with a UK-wide event programme