Muriel Smith

Title

Muriel Smith

Description

Muriel Smith describes her mother's experiences as a nurse in July, 1967.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

7/15/2015

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Coverage

Downtown Detroit, Michigan

Text

I am speaking for my deceased mother (May, 2013). My mother, Mrs. Senora D. Smith, was an operating room nurse at Receiving Hospital/Detroit General Hospital when the hospital was in downtown Detroit across from the former police headquarters. She was needed to work afternoons during that period, but because she did not drive, it meant that either Daddy or I would have to drive at night through dangerous areas, to bring her home. She and other nurses refused to come to work, so the hospital picked her and other nurses up in ambulances, and brought them back home in ambulances. The nurses worked extra hours, but they felt safe and protected in the ambulances. Mom died at age 98 in 2013, but still remembered that time.

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Submitter's Name

Muriel Smith

Submission Date

03/19/2015

Search Terms

Detroit Receiving Hospital

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Citation

“Muriel Smith,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed January 17, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/29.

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