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Melinda Ann (1841–1930). “America's first trained nurse,” the first graduate of the Training School of the New England Hospital in Boston, in 1873. She devoted her life to active nursing and to the training of other nurses.


Barry Wyndham, 20th-century English physician. See: Richards-Rundle syndrome.

Richards, Linda

(1841-1930), a nurse considered to be the first American-trained nurse, and a graduate of the first class of the New England Hospital for Women and Children. She then studied at the Nightingale Training School in London and in 1873 organized the Massachusetts General Hospital Training School. In 1885 she was sent to Japan to develop a training school at the Charity Hospital. In 1891 she took charge of the Philadelphia Visiting Nurse Society. She is credited with being the first to keep written records on patients, a practice she started when she worked as night superintendent at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
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So fed up with the service she was getting, Linda decided to call The Ferret.
Linda pioneered the notion of taxpayer-IRS cooperation, serving as the first TEI representative on an IRS working group--involving taxpayers in the audit planning process, I believe--which garnered her the Assistant Commissioner (Exam)'s award.
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Linda is taken to the station for further questioning but it is soon apparent that the officer is infatuated with her and angles for a date.
I would have lingered if I knew it was the last time I would see Linda.
But when Linda Hall got engaged, she had to add another consultation to the prenuptial arrangements: a government ethics lawyer.
Linda Allen, nee Bishop, aged 38, was found dead in Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, where she moved after her marriage.
FURIOUS Sir Paul McCartney went berserk at Hollywood heart-throb Liam Neeson for insulting the memory of his late wife Linda.