Community Service Society Photographs

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Prescription

Prescription
CSS Description
Stamped on the back of the photo: Wenden MacRae 5040 Tibbett Avenue New York City Attached to the back of the photo: Even to educated people most prescriptions might just as well be written in cuneiform. Hurried instructions of overworked doctors in crowded clinics require patient explanation and translation into "common sense language" if they are to be followed successfully. AICP's Nursing Service does follow-up work to make charity medicine worth while. Last year 4,441 families benefited by AICP's continuous nursing service.
Item Information
Title
Prescription
Date
circa 1934
Item Number
865
Photograph Number
MP-31
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
Community Service Society of New York
Borough
Brooklyn
Annotation on Back
Even to educated people most prescriptions might just as well be written in cuneiform. Hurried instructions of overworked doctors in crowded clinics require patient explanation and translation into "common sense language" if they are to be followed successfully. AICP's Nursing Service does follow-up work to make charity medicine worth while. Last year 4,441 families benefited by AICP's continuous nursing service.
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Creators
MacRae, Wendell, 1896-1980
Box and Folder Number
619: 44
CSS Description
Stamped on the back of the photo: Wenden MacRae 5040 Tibbett Avenue New York City Attached to the back of the photo: Even to educated people most prescriptions might just as well be written in cuneiform. Hurried instructions of overworked doctors in crowded clinics require patient explanation and translation into "common sense language" if they are to be followed successfully. AICP's Nursing Service does follow-up work to make charity medicine worth while. Last year 4,441 families benefited by AICP's continuous nursing service.