85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Bracelets for newborns

During the JGH’s early years, newborn babies were sometimes identified by bracelets whose lettered beads were strung by nursery staff. A (misspelled) bracelet, which Ina Zaritsky later donated to the JGH Archives, was placed on her wrist shortly after her birth in 1942.

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  1. Mary Cooper
    July 3, 2019 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    I just read the article about newborn babies were sometimes identified by bracelets whose lettered beads were strung by nursery staff in the JGH’s early years. I’m sure many people would love to purchase this type of commemorative beaded bracelet…we should consider re-introducing these beautiful “keepsakes” as an optional purchase with proceeds going to the foundation. Also, perhaps they could be made as part of the wonderful arts and crafts projects that go on in geriatrics…and !

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