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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....

Arnstein, Margaret

Shari Rudavsky.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Medicine and Health; Nursing Studies. 896 words.

Arnstein, Margaret (27 October 1904–08 October 1972), public health nurse and educator, was born Margaret Gene Arnstein in New York City, the daughter of Leo Arnstein, a successful...

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...

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,...

Beard, Mary

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Nursing Studies. 989 words.

Beard, Mary (14 November 1876–04 December 1946), public health administrator, was born in Dover, New Hampshire, the daughter of Ithamar Warren Beard, an Episcopalian minister, and Marcy...

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,...

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...

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...

Bradley, Amy Morris

Victoria-María MacDonald.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Nursing Studies; Education. 1799 words.

Bradley, Amy Morris (12 September 1823–15 January 1904), educator, Civil War nurse, and school founder, was born in East Vassalboro, Kennebec County, Maine, the daughter of Abiud Bradley, a...

Bragg, Janet

Miriam Sawyer.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Nursing Studies. 1317 words.

Bragg, Janet (24 March 1907–11 April 1993), aviator, nurse, and nursing home proprietor, was born Janet Harmon in Griffin, Georgia, the daughter of Cordia Batts Harmon and Samuel Harmon, a...

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...

Buckel, C. Annette

Sandra Varney MacMahon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Medicine and Health; Nursing Studies. 976 words.

Buckel, C. Annette (25 August 1833–17 August 1912), physician, Civil War nurse, and mental health activist, was born Cloe Annette Buckel in Warsaw, New York, the daughter of Thomas Buckel...

Chisholm, Mairi Lambert Gooden, of Chisholm (1896–1981), ambulance driver and first aider

Diana Condell and Jean Liddiard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Nursing Studies. 1013 words.

Chisholm, Mairi Lambert Gooden, of Chisholm (1896–1981), ambulance driver and first aider, was one of the two ‘women of Pervyse’. Born on 26 February 1896 in Datchet, Buckinghamshire, she...

Clay, Trevor (1936–1994), nurse and trade unionist

Monica E. Baly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Nursing Studies. 1372 words.

Clay, Trevor (1936–1994), nurse and trade unionist, was born on 10 May 1936 at 47 Deacon Street, Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton, the eldest of the six children of Joseph Reginald George Clay...

Dock, Lavinia Lloyd

Kathryn Kish Sklar.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Nursing Studies; Politics; Gender and Politics. 925 words.

Dock, Lavinia Lloyd (26 February 1858–17 April 1956), nurse, suffragist, and social reformer, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Gilliard Dock and Lavinia Lloyd Bombaugh,...

Fitzgerald, Alice

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Nursing Studies. 1040 words.

Fitzgerald, Alice (13 March 1875–10 November 1962), nurse and public-health administrator, was born Alice Louise Florence Fitzgerald in Florence, Italy, the daughter of Charles H....

Freeman, Elizabeth

Bethany K. Dumas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Nursing Studies; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1074 words.

Freeman, Elizabeth (1742–28 December 1829), slave, nurse, and slavery lawsuit plaintiff, was born either in New York or Massachusetts, the daughter of parents probably born in Africa. She...

Furse [née Symonds], Dame Katharine (1875–1952), nurse and nursing administrator

V. L. Mathews.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 998 words.

Furse [née Symonds], Dame Katharine (1875–1952), nurse and nursing administrator, was born at Clifton, Bristol, on 23 November 1875, the fourth daughter of the author John Addington Symonds...

Gardner, Mary Sewall

Connie L. Reeves.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Nursing Studies. 1130 words.

Gardner, Mary Sewall (05 February 1871–20 February 1961), pioneer of public health nursing, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of William Sewall Gardner and Mary Thornton, a...

Haupt, Alma Cecilia

Diana Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Nursing Studies. 1371 words.

Haupt, Alma Cecilia (19 March 1893–15 March 1956), public health nursing leader, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Charles Edgar Haupt, an Episcopal minister, and Alexandra...