(Gene Bane/Stars and Stripes)

Frankfurt, Germany, January 1957: Chief nurse Maj. Ruth Steenburgh puts a newborn baby into the arms of its happy mother at the 97th U.S. Army Hospital.

The week of April 3-7, 2023, marks World Health Worker week and to recognize and celebrate health care workers keeping the military community healthy around the globe, we dug into our archives to show you the men and women of the maternity ward at the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt from 1957. Check out more photos — including a photo of special anteroom for the pacing and fretting dads to be — plus the original article here.

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