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Gloves worn by Nurse Bonnett to receive her 25-year service badge, United Kingdom, 1952-1982

These white gloves were worn by Nurse Bonnet, when she was awarded a badge to celebrate her 25 years as a nurse, presented by the Queen Mother (1900-2002). The ceremony took place at St James’ Palace, The Mall, London in 1982. The gloves were donated as part of the large collection of nursing items owned by Gertrude Baker on her death in 1982.

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The study and practice of caring for and waiting on the sick, injured, or others unable to look after themselves or to deal with their specific medical needs.

Glossary: glove

Coverings for the hand enclosing each finger separately, sometimes extending over the wrist and arm.