Highland Hospital Archives
The JR Williams Health Sciences Library image archives is a digital repository for the historical development and growth of Highland Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. and the history of Highland’s School of Nursing. The archives’ collections tell the story of the "Rebel on the Hill", originating as a homeopathic hospital, and the first hospital in the United States to use insulin for the treatment of diabetes. Turn of the century photos, postcards and documents from the School of Nursing reflect the sense of the Rochester community and the advancement of healthcare in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
When the hospital began it was named Hahnemann Hospital after homeopathy's founder, Dr. Samuel Christian Frederick Hahnemann, the name was changed to Highland Hospital in 1921.
During the 1920's, many of the nursing students at Highland Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, N.Y. created scrapbooks. Several of these scrapbooks were donated to the Highland Hospital Archives and we've digitized three of them to make them accessible to the public. These scrapbooks give a delightful glimpse into the lives of these students and their experiences at Highland.