The nursing profession has been good to Anne and Ed Davis of Schnecksville in many ways. Married for 57 years, the couple met while Anne was studying in the library at Muhlenberg College for a microbiology exam. At that time the nurses took two semesters of courses at Muhlenberg. After graduation in 1962 from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, Anne became a head nurse in a surgical area at the former Allentown Hospital at 17th and Chew streets.
“Nursing has changed so much over the years,” Anne says. “When I was a head nurse, I always wore a long-sleeved white uniform, my cap (which distinguished your nursing school) and polished white shoes. Today it is hard to distinguish the RNs. Nursing care has changed tremendously with no more backrubs and a.m. and p.m. care.”