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Charity Babcock Fisk Collection

Charity Babcock Fisk
  • Creator: Fisk, Charity Babcock ( - 1957)

  • Collection Date: 1888 - 1951

  • Extent: 0.32 cubic feet

Charity Babcock Fisk
cropped from class photograph by unknown photographer
black and white photograph, 1897


Charity Babcock was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She received her nursing diploma in 1897. During 1897 she served as a head nurse for the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1898, during the Spanish American War, she served with the United States Army as a nurse at Fort McPherson, Georgia. She returned to Baltimore to work as head nurse in Dr. Osler's ward at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for three years. She married John Pond Fisk in 1906. She was among the first contributors to the Johns Hopkins Nursing Historical Collection, and was active in the Alumnae Association's Committee on the Writing of the History.

Hopkins Affiliations

1895 - 1897 Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses, student
1897 - 1901 Johns Hopkins Hospital

Scope and Content

The Charity Babcock Fisk collection contains a scrapbook holding photos, newspaper clippings, personal correspondence and official documents. This collection is a resource on nursing life during the Spanish American War.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

Permissions and Credits

When citing material from this collection, credit The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For permission to reproduce images, contact the holder of the copyright.

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