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American Nurses Association, Nursing: The American Nurses Association Hall of Fame

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American Nurses Association, Nursing: The American Nurses Association Hall of Fame, American Nurses Association, No date given

This prestigious award recognizes an individual’s lifelong commitment to the field of nursing and its impact on the health and/or social history of…

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Unknown, Mary Eliza Mahoney, First African American Nurse 1845-1926

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Unknown, Mary Eliza Mahoney, First African American Nurse 1845-1926, HCR Home Care, Late 1800s

Mary Mahoney was the first African-American woman to study and work as professionally trained nurse. Born in Massachusetts, she was a hospital worker…

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U.S. Postal Service, Mary Breckinridge, Nurse

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U.S. Postal Service, Mary Breckinridge, Nurse, The Smithsonian National Postal Museum , 1998

Mary Breckinridge was an American nurse-midwife and the founder of the New Model of Rural Health Care & Frontier Nursing Service. She started family…

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Harris & Ewing, Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing

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Harris & Ewing, Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, Library of Congress, Between 1905 and 1940

Lillian D. Wald ( 1867 – 1940) was a nurse, social worker, public health official, teacher, author, editor, publisher, activist for peace, women's,…

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Nurse Elizabeth Grace Neill

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Nurse Elizabeth Grace Neill, National Library of New Zealand, 1890

What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other? GEORGE ELIOT Elizabeth Grace Neill ( 1846 -  1926) was a nurse from New Zealand…

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Library of Congress, Florence Nightingale, Nurse

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Library of Congress, Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Library of Congress, 1910

Lo! in that house of misery A lady with a lamp I see Pass through the glimmering gloom, And flit from room to room. Henry Wadsworth…

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WV Broadcasting, Colonel Ruby Bradley - US Army Nurse

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WV Broadcasting, Colonel Ruby Bradley - US Army Nurse, WV Broadcasting, 1941

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Library of Congress, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Activist

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Library of Congress, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Activist, Library of Congress, None

Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802 – 1887) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state…

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Unknown, 1862- Dorothea Dix, Appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses

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Unknown, 1862- Dorothea Dix, Appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses, Library of Congress, Unknown

A noted social reformer, Dix became the Union's Superintendent of Female Nurses during the Civil War. The soft spoken yet autocratic crusader had…

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The American Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide

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The American Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide, American Red Cross, 1941-1945

The American Red Cross created posters such as these to recruit volunteer nurses' aides. The caption reminds the viewer that "your help can save many…

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