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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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While Villella rushes to change his clothes before the curtain, Crista finds a friend and Linda makes her way into the lobby.
From the time she started school, whether it was in a classroom or out on the playground, Linda has always been eager to play with other kids, and the kids have responded well.
Linda has been nominated under the Champion Carer category by her boss, Diane Roberts.
Niece Emma said that when she now visits her Nan's house, it's hard because Aunt Linda is not there.
Your living room is the place to relax and unwind after a long day, and Linda Reid's friendly experts will guide you through every aspect of making your living room ideal.
Linda said: "We both entered the Topshop comp and I got an acceptance letter through and Carolyn didn't.
He and Heather also talk about Linda late into the night, he revealed: "With my girlfriend at the moment it's a given that we've got to be able to talk about Linda.
Sir Paul's spokesman, Mr Geoff Baker, said: "They are very tender pictures, chosen because they captured a side of Linda that Paul loved, rather than because of the technical quality.
Linda is so happy that BooksOrBooks is kind enough to host such an awesome event.
Graham Beeston says Linda Snowden, 44, regularly goes beyond the call of duty when caring for him after a swimming accident left him quadriplegic.
PAUL McCartney has included a coded love tribute to late wife Linda on his new DVD.