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During World War II in 1943, First Lieutenant Landis D. Found himself in a hospital setting, witnessing the remarkable advancements of medical technology

Background imageIntravenous Collection: WW II: HOSPITAL, 1943. First Lieutenant Landis D

WW II: HOSPITAL, 1943. First Lieutenant Landis D. Morris receives blood transfusion at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. after being wounded by a sniper bullet in combat in North Africa

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8882

Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8882
MODEL RELEASED. Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8883

Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8883
MODEL RELEASED. Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8881

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8881
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8880

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8880
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8879

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8879
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8878

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8878
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8877

Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8877
MODEL RELEASED. Nurses preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8876

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8876
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8874

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8874
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8873

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8873
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8872

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8872
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8871

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8871
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8869

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8869
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8870

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8870
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8866

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8866
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8868

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8868
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8867

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8867
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8865

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8865
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8864

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8864
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8861

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8861
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8863

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8863
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8862

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8862
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurses preparing medication F006 / 8859

Nurses preparing medication F006 / 8859
MODEL RELEASED. Nurses preparing medication for a patient

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8860

Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line F006 / 8860
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing a patient for an IV line

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing IV drip F006 / 8857

Nurse preparing IV drip F006 / 8857
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing an IV drip for a patient

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Nurse preparing IV drip F006 / 8858

Nurse preparing IV drip F006 / 8858
MODEL RELEASED. Nurse preparing an IV drip

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Placing a catheter, artwork C016 / 6992

Placing a catheter, artwork C016 / 6992
Placing a catheter. Artwork showing the placement of a catheter in a patients blood vessel. A hypodermic needle is being inserted at an angle of 25 degrees (centre left)

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Cardiac patient in an ambulance C016 / 7454

Cardiac patient in an ambulance C016 / 7454
Cardiac patient in an ambulance. Paramedic preparing an intravenous (IV) drip for a 50-year-old cardiac patient inside an ambulance

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Cardiac patient in an ambulance C016 / 7444

Cardiac patient in an ambulance C016 / 7444
Cardiac patient in an ambulance. Paramedic administering an injection to a 50-year-old cardiac patient inside an ambulance

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Oedema of the hand C015 / 3430

Oedema of the hand C015 / 3430
Oedema of the hand. Close-up of swollen skin on the hand of a woman. Oedema is an abnormal swelling due to an accumulation of fluid in the body tissues

Background imageIntravenous Collection: IV bag

IV bag. Close-up of an IV (intravenous) drug bag hanging on a stand in an operating theatre

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Penicillin research, World War II C016 / 4300

Penicillin research, World War II C016 / 4300
Penicillin research. Graph showing the rate of excretion of the antibiotic drug penicillin following intravenous administration. The horizontal axis shows time in hours

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Blood test C013 / 9854

Blood test C013 / 9854
Blood test. Close-up of a dressing on the arm of a patient at the site where a needle was inserted to take a blood sample

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Cannula training C013 / 7576

Cannula training C013 / 7576
Cannula training. Close-up of a dummy arm with a cannula inserted. This dummy is used to practice inserting cannulas. A cannula is a combination of a hollow needle with a tube inside

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Intravenous drip bag containing saline solution

Intravenous drip bag containing saline solution
Intravenous drip bag. An intravenous (IV) drip bag supported on a stand contains saline (0.9% sodium chloride solution). A tube (bottom right corner) carries saline into the bloodstream

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Gloved hand reaches for an intravenous drip bag

Gloved hand reaches for an intravenous drip bag
Intravenous drip bag. Gloved hand reaches for an intravenous (IV) drip bag containing saline and glucose (sugar). When in use, a tube carries the solution into the bloodstream

Background imageIntravenous Collection: View of an intravenous drip bag

View of an intravenous drip bag
Intravenous drip bag. View of an intravenous (IV) drip bag containing saline and glucose (sugar). When in use, a tube carries the solution into the bloodstream, usually through veins in the forearm

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Intravenous drip

Intravenous drip. Image 2 of 4. Nurse adjusting the settings on an intravenous (IV) drip. This equipment is connected to a drip bag (not seen) that may contain saline (water and salts)

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Saline drip bag

Saline drip bag, computer artwork. Saline is used to maintain fluid levels in dehydrated patients, or those who cannot take fluids orally

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Imipenem antibiotic drug molecule

Imipenem antibiotic drug molecule
Imipenem antibiotic drug molecular model. Imipenem belongs to the carbapenem group of antibiotics. Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to carbapenems due to the bacterial enzyme NDM-1

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Colistin antibiotic molecule

Colistin antibiotic molecule
Colistin antibiotic, molecular model. This drug belongs to the polymixin family of antibiotics. It is used to treat Gram Negative bacteria, which it kills by disrupting their cell membranes

Background imageIntravenous Collection: Propofol molecule

Propofol molecule. Computer model showing the structure of a molecule of the sedative drug, propofol. Atoms are colour-coded (carbon: dark grey, hydrogen: light grey, and oxygen: red)



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During World War II in 1943, First Lieutenant Landis D. Found himself in a hospital setting, witnessing the remarkable advancements of medical technology. In these captivating photographs, we see dedicated nurses diligently preparing patients for an intravenous (IV) line. With unwavering focus and precision, the nurses delicately attend to their duties. Their hands move swiftly yet gently as they ensure that everything is perfectly in place before initiating the IV procedure. The atmosphere is filled with a sense of urgency and determination; lives depend on their expertise. In one snapshot, we witness a nurse carefully selecting the appropriate equipment needed for this life-saving intervention. Her eyes reflect both compassion and professionalism as she meticulously organizes her tools. The next image captures another nurse skillfully cleaning the patient's arm with antiseptic solution, ensuring that no germs compromise this critical connection between medicine and bloodstream. Every step taken by these healthcare heroes showcases their commitment to maintaining strict hygiene standards even amidst wartime chaos. As we delve further into this visual journey, it becomes evident that teamwork plays an integral role in delivering effective care. Nurses gather around each patient like guardian angels, providing support not only physically but also emotionally during what must have been trying times for all involved. These snapshots serve as a poignant reminder of how far medical science has come since those tumultuous days of war. Intravenous therapy was still relatively new at that time but proved instrumental in saving countless lives on battlefields across the globe. Today, thanks to pioneers like Lieutenant Landis D. , who witnessed firsthand the power treatment during wartime crises, IV lines have become commonplace within hospitals worldwide - an essential tool used daily by healthcare professionals to administer fluids or medications directly into patients' veins. Let us honor those brave nurses captured forever in these images - their dedication immortalized through black-and-white film - who paved the way for modern medicine's most crucial lifeline: intravenous therapy.