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Home > Nursing > History > Profiles
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.
http://www.nursingworld.org/hof/thomab.htm

Aunt Lizzie Aiken from Peoria
Excerpt of a memorial book written in 1906 describing Mrs. Aiken services to the soldiers at Shawneetown in 1861.
http://history.alliancelibrarysystem.com/IllinoisWomen/files/pe/htm1/aiken.cfm

Edith Cavell
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.
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/prm/bledith_cavell1.htm

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.
http://www.edithcavell.org.uk/

Florence Guinness Blake
Inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame in 1996. A distinguished pediatric nurse who strove to advance education in pediatric nursing.
http://www.nursingworld.org/hof/blakfg.htm

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.
http://www.nursingworld.org/hof/maascl.htm

Leaders of the American Red Cross
Profiles of founder Clara Barton and subsequent leaders of the organization.
http://www.redcross.org/museum/vmuseum/leaderbios.html

Linda Richards
Considered America's first trained nurse. A 'Women of Courage' profile.
http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/richards.htm

Louisa Maertz
Profile: Louisa Maertz, 1837-1918, an untrained United States Civil War nurse.
http://history.alliancelibrarysystem.com/IllinoisWomen/files/bh/htm2/bhHTM003.cfm

Mary Eliza Mahoney
A profile of the first African-American professional nurse.
http://www.bridgew.edu/HOBA/Mahoney.cfm

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