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Description and Context

In 1943 both Lincoln Hospital and Watts Hospital entered into the U.S. Nurses Cadet Corps administered as a defense initiative by the Department of Defense. Each student enrolled as a a U.S. Nurses Cadet received a salary while a student and, in return, spent the last six months of her training working in a federal hospital. Lincoln Hospital benefited through federal subsidies that paid the costs of textbooks, uniforms, and faculty salaries.