Marion Winifred Sheahan, R.N. (1892-1994)

Creator: Wain & Baruch


Subject: Sheahan, Marion Winifred 1892-1994

       National Committee for the Improvement of Nursing Services

       American Public Health Association

       National Organization for Public Health Nursing (U.S.)


Type: Black-and-white photographs


Date: 1949


Topic: Nursing

     Public health


Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3316]


Summary: Marion Winifred Sheahan, R.N. (1892-1994) was Executive Director of the National Committee for the Improvement of Nursing Services when she was honored with a 1949 Lasker Award from the American Public Health Association. A pioneer in public health nursing, mobilizing efforts during World War II, on the home front and front lines, she had worked in New York settlements and as a family health counselor and director of public health nursing in New York. A graduate of St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, she served as president of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, 1944-46, and was instrumental in changing the licensing requirements for public health nurses


Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archivess


Persistent URL:Link to data base record


Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives


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