Blessing Health Professions Library at Blessing Health System in Quincy has a unique collection of 19th century primary records of the founding of the Adams County Medical Society, Blessing Hospital and Blessing Training School for Nurses, among other institutions. The dates chosen for this collection are primarily post Civil War to 1900. These dates cover the beginning of the hospital, the nursing school, the medical board, and the veteran’s home (then known as Illinois Soldier’s and Sailor’s Home) .
Digitization of this collection was developed pursuant to a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State using state grant funds.
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The images in the Blessing Health Professions Library First 25 Years of History collection may be viewed, downloaded, and printed for personal, educational, or research use, but commercial use is prohibited without permission. Questions may be directed to the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 228-5520 x. 6970.