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Iconography of Nurse III: Changing to Language

     In this last photograph in the call light triptych the icon is gone, and replaced with the word nurse. Changing from pictograph to language makes clear who the patient requests when pushing the button.          Recently, a vendor promoting a product his company sold visited the nurses … Continue reading

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Call Lights: Iconography of Nurse II

       This is a photograph of a second hospital call light. The nurse cap is removed from this icon. This is the first image posted on Die Krankenschwester  without gender-bias, because it is the first one I came across. It does not specify calling … Continue reading

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Identity: An Iconography of Nurse

Iconography Definition (source:  MSN Encarta Dictionary) 1. set of recognized images: the set of symbols or images used in a particular field of activity such as music or the movies and recognized by people as having a particular meaning  In … Continue reading

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