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Anastasia Berdy Artifacts and Memorabilia

Anastasia Berdy was an avid collector infant and invalid feeders and other health-related artifacts. Among the wide variety of material encompassed in this very large collection are historic and rare medical text books, bedpans and urinals, spa cups, eye cups, patent medicines, “quack” medical devices, home care supplies, medicine spoons and cups, thermometers and much more. The collection also includes some of Berdy’s personal memorabilia, including nursing school items and photographs. Berdy was a graduate of the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing. She spent much of her life in Schenectady, NY where she was an active member of the Schenectady RN Club. The Berdy collection is partially processed.

Index code: MC34

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