Notable individuals from nursing history.
- Mary Rose Batterham (1870-1927): Long thought to be the first Registered Nurse in the United States. Active in early nursing organizations and events.
- Julia Choate Baxter (1920- ): Korean War Army nurse, born in Raleigh and raised in Asheville, NC.
- Dorothy Butler (1927-2013): Mission Belle pediatric nurse.
- Louise P. East (1940s): President of NCNA and first nurse president of NCPHA.
- Ernest J. Grant ( ): Burn care nurse from Swannanoa, NC, and first African-American male President of the NC Nurse Association. (Wikipedia page)
- Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock (1881-1920): Most decorated nurse from any country during World War I.
- Anne O'Connell (1920s): Nurse Anne O'Connell owned and ran a Tuberculosis Sanitarium and a boarding house for the patients' families and friends. During the 1920s, O'Connell constructed another important building in Chestnut Hill - the Princess Ann Hotel at 301 E. Chestnut, which served families of patients at the sanitarium.
- Anne Penland (1885-1976): Nurse anathetist who served in World War I.
- Pearl Weaver (1879-1969): Pioneer public health nurse from Weaverville, NC.
Articles and Biographies
- Alexander, S.D. (1921). Emergency Experiences of a Private Duty Nurse. The American Journal of Nursing, 22(2), pp.84-88. https://doi.org/10.2307/3407339
- Alexander, S.D. (1921). Emergency Experiences of a Private Duty Nurse (Continued). The American Journal of Nursing, 22(3), pp.178-181. https://doi.org/10.2307/3406985
- Harris, M., Tenney, J. & McCafe, G. (n.d.). "School health: Pearl Weaver, 1st School nurse in Asheville". Paper found in the files of Pack Library in Asheville, NC.
- Neufeld, R. (2007, June 7). Polio hits Asheville hard in 1948. Asheville Citizen-Times, p. D-1. About nurse Dorothy Bazemore Holland.
- Ramsey, G. (July, 1948). Miss Jane Brown. The Health Bulletin, p. 13-14. This is an article about one of Buncombe County's early public health nurses.
- UNC Asheville. (n.d.). Women and War - Nurses on the Home Front. The Great War In the Land of the Sky. UNC Asheville, Century American website compilation.