Monday, February 8, 2016
Women in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration fought malaria
Above: These women lab workers are fighting malaria in Kentucky, while working in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), ca. 1934-1935. FERA was an early New Deal program that offered work for the unemployed. FERA offered women jobs as "laboratory technicians, bacteriologists, doctors, dental hygienists, nutritionists, dietitians, attendants in public hospitals, health education supervisors, occupational therapists, nursery school workers, clerical workers," and more. Photo and information from a FERA report.