Anna Sullivan made sure that Godwin students were well tended to medically for well over two decades. In the early 1950s, and perhaps at other times, mass innoculations and screenings were routine, as society in general, and Godwin in particular, helped ensure that infectious diseases were brought under control. Godwin participated in earlier polio vaccine tests. While never mentioned in the school annuals, polio was an ever present menace for all school children up to about 1953, and no doubt a number of Godwin students were brought down by it. While under some control with newly available antibiotics, TB is always difficult to treat, and screenings were common. Hygiene classes, common sense, and vigilence, under the guidence of Anna Sullivan and her staff, were very much behind Godwin's effective health program. Few who ever had to visit the Nurse's office will forget the confidence her hand provided.