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Considered America's first trained nurse. A "Women of Courage" profile.
Profiles in Caring: Lillian D.Wald
Biography of the founder of the Henry Street Settlement, the forerunner of the Visiting Nurse Society of New York.
Hall of Fame Inductee: Clara Louise Maass
From the American Nurses Association: Profile of one of the nation's most courageous nurses, Clara Louise Maass lost her life during scientific studies to determine the cause of yellow fever.
Sally Louisa Tompkins
Opened one of the most successful hospitals during the civil war, returning more of its patients to the ranks than any other medical care facility. She was the only woman to hold a commission in the Confederate States Army.
Profile - Sophie Mannerheim
A famous nurse known as pioneer of modern nursing in Finland. A Finnish stamp was dedicated to her.
Spotlight - Jo Anne Ashley
A nurse, author and educator. She was a staunch advocate of the role of nursing in the health field, power in nursing and the historic perspective of nursing.
Florence Guinness Blake
Inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame in 1996. A distinguished pediatric nurse who strove to advance education in pediatric nursing.
Adah Belle Samuel Thoms
A crusader for equal opportunities for blacks in nursing. She was one of the first to recognize a new field for nursing, public health.
Leaders of the American Red Cross
Profiles of founder Clara Barton and subsequent leaders of the organization.
Edith Cavell: A Norfolk Heroine
Profile of British nurse Edith Cavell who worked in Belgium in World War I. She was arrested for helping allied soldiers to freedom and executed by the German authorities.
Profile - Jane Delano: Innovator in Nursing
A pioneer in the American Red Cross Nursing Service.
Military Nurses of Canada
A profile of The Lady Nelson - a Canadian hospital ship. An excerpt from Volume II of the Military Nurses of Canada. Ruth (Littlejohn) McIlrath's recollections of the army nurses who had staffed this ship during the war.
A British nurse executed during the First World War. A statue in St. Martin's Place, just off London's Trafalgar Square, bears the words, 'Humanity, Fortitude, Devotion, Sacrifice'--fitting tributes to the life she led. Authored by Abraham Unger, M.D.
Nurse Edith Cavell
In 1914, she harbored allied soldiers from behind the Germans lines. Story By Peter Clowes for Military History magazine.
Profile: Louisa Maertz, 1837-1918, an untrained United States Civil War nurse.
Aunt Lizzie Aiken from Peoria
Excerpt of a memorial book written in 1906 describing Mrs. Aiken services to the soldiers at Shawneetown in 1861.
Mary Eliza Mahoney
A profile of the first African-American professional nurse.
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