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Wald

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Lillian (1867–1940). American nurse; founder of the Henry Street Settlement in the Lower East Side of New York City, one of the first nonsectarian visiting nurse services in the world.
Lillian Wald. Courtesy Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Wald, Lillian

[1867-1940]
an American public health nurse, settlement leader, and social reformer. She founded the Henry Street Settlement in New York to bring nursing care into the homes of the poor. This led to the development of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She was also instrumental in establishing the school nursing system, the federal government's Children's Bureau, and the Nursing Service Division of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She was the first nurse to be elected into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
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