Post by cheerypeabrain on Apr 22, 2020 15:20:43 GMT
Not decided what to do with her... I do know quite a few doctors and nurses. I want to try to make a little stethoscope altho I might not have the materials..making a lab worker next or a paramedic, not decided which yet.
Not decided what to do with her... I do know quite a few doctors and nurses. I want to try to make a little stethoscope altho I might not have the materials.
Look around your house for superfluous phone chargers and other digital detritus. The skinny cables from the chargers might be the right size to make stethoscope tubes. See if your husband has some twist-on wire connectors in the right size to use for the earpieces. Heavy wire could be the metal parts & maybe an old dial or something would work for the listening part.
Knowing you, you'll probably make a working stethoscope!
Of course it's totally your business what you decide to do with your creations, but here is an idea: What if the doll, complete with a trademark name (®CheeryDolls) was raffled or auctioned off to benefit something that needs benefiting in your community right now, possibly medical workers?
Because 100 years ago, ladies would not wear something akin to modern scrubs in public. Sometimes laundresses did strip down to undergarments when they were boiling clothing, but polite society viewed them as "dissolute" for that reason at the turn of the previous century. Nurses wore full skirts and blouses under their aprons. That would be hell to care for when working with patients who were bloodied at the least.
Post by cheerypeabrain on Apr 29, 2020 16:49:55 GMT
I've not looked into what protection Nurses would be given during the flu pandemic post WWI but I suspect they'd just have a face mask.
Today a community nurse came to the house to administer our son's crohns treatment. All she had aside from her uniform was a face mask, gloves and a plastic apron. In any given day she could visit up to 5 or 6 individual patients....altho she said that none of her patients had the virus having self isolated since the beginning of March.
Anyway, she saw the doll and loved it (we have glass doors between the living room and the kitchen diner where the doll was sitting on a shelf)...insisted on coming in to the room I was in so that she could take a photo with her phone. So 'official' approval, she said that the PPE was spot on.