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Alkin, Elizabeth [nicknamed Parliament Joan] (c. 1600–1655?), nurse and spy

Maureen Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Nursing Studies. 943 words.

Alkin, Elizabeth [nicknamed Parliament Joan] (c. 1600–1655?), nurse and spy, was the wife of Francis Alkin, who was hanged as a spy in Oxford by royalist forces during the civil war....

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Anthony, Sister

Sarah H. Gordon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Nursing Studies. 1226 words.

Anthony, Sister (15 August 1814–08 December 1897), member of the Sisters of Charity and Civil War nurse, was born Mary O’Connell in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of William O’Connell and...

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Bacon, Georgeanna Muirson Woolsey

Barbara L. Ciccarelli.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Nursing Studies. 1422 words.

Bacon, Georgeanna Muirson Woolsey (05 November 1833–27 January 1906), Civil War nurse and philanthropist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Charles William Woolsey, a...

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Baly, Monica Eileen (1914–1998), nurse and historian of nursing

Susan McGann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; History of Medicine; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 995 words.

Baly, Monica Eileen (1914–1998), nurse and historian of nursing, was born on 24 May 1914 at 23 Shirley Park Road, Shirley, near Croydon, Surrey, the first of the two children, and the only...

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Beale, Dame Doris Winifred (1889–1971), nurse

Penny Starns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 695 words.

Beale, Dame Doris Winifred (1889–1971), nurse, was born on 9 August 1889 at 42 London Road, Sydenham, London, the daughter of George Beale, master draper, and his wife, Annie Maria,...

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Bentley, Charlotte Eliza (1915–1996), nurse and nursing activist

Kevin Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Nursing Studies; Medicine and Health. 844 words.

Bentley, Charlotte Eliza (1915–1996), nurse and nursing activist, was born on 15 December 1915 at 63 Portland Court, Great Portland Street, London, the daughter of John Richard Bentley,...

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Blackwood [née Lambart], Lady Alicia (1818–1913), nurse and philanthropist

Suzanne L. G. Rickard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Nursing Studies. 1565 words.

Blackwood [née Lambart], Lady Alicia (1818–1913), nurse and philanthropist, was born probably on 29 November 1818 at Eaglehurst, near Ower Green in Hampshire, the daughter of George...

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Blair, Dame Emily Mathieson (1890–1963), nurse and nursing administrator

Catharine M. C. Haines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 798 words.

Blair, Dame Emily Mathieson (1890–1963), nurse and nursing administrator, was born on 12 January 1890 at Boghead, Lenzie, Kirkintilloch, daughter of Hugh Blair, muslin manufacturer, and his...

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Blanchfield, Florence Aby

Connie L. Reeves.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1249 words.

Blanchfield, Florence Aby (01 April 1884–12 May 1971), nurse and army officer, was born in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the daughter of Joseph Plunkett Blanchfield, a stonemason and...

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Browne, Dame Sidney Jane (1850–1941), nurse

Susan McGann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1211 words.

Browne, Dame Sidney Jane (1850–1941), nurse, was born on 5 January 1850 in Bexley, Kent, one of the four children of Benjamin Stocks Browne and his wife, Jane Sidney, formerly Deane. Sidney...

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