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date: 12 May 2021

Wald, Lillianlocked

  • Larraine M. EdwardsLarraine M. EdwardsPractitioner, Winston–Salem, NC


Lillian Wald (1867–1940) was a pioneer in public health nursing. In 1893, she co-founded the Henry Street Settlement which provided professional nursing care to poor people at little or no cost. She is credited with the proposal that led to the establishment of the Children's Bureau in 1912.

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