Mary Antoinette Cannon


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(1884–1962) During her long career as a social worker and educator, Mary Antoinette Cannon helped develop medical social work. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1907 and joined Dr. Richard Cabot's pioneering medical social work department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Continuing her career at the Boston Consumptives Hospital (1909–1910) and teaching high school, she received an MA from Columbia University in 1916. As director of social work at the University Hospital of Philadelphia (1916–1921), she became the first secretary of the American Association of Medical Social Workers.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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