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Delano

 [del´ah-no]
Jane A. (1862–1919). American nurse and one of the organizers of military nursing. She served as president of the Nurses' Associated Alumnae (now the American Nurses' Association) and as superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps and founded the American Red Cross Nursing Service. From 1909 until 1919, she served as director of the Department of Nursing of the American Red Cross, where she helped to develop a reserve for the Army Nurse Corps, with the result that a large number of well-trained nurses were available for duty in World War I.

Delano, Jane A

(1862-1919), an American nurse who organized the American Red Cross Nursing Service, an association formed to supply nurses to the military forces. She became director of the Nurses' Training School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1891 and was later appointed director of the Bellevue Hospital Training School for Nurses in New York, where she had been trained. On a trip to survey nursing conditions in Europe, she died after surgery for a mastoid infection at Base Hospital, Savenay, France, in March 1919.