Notable individuals from nursing history.
- Helen Howard McFayden (1886-1969): Presbyterian missionary nurse from Morganton, NC.
- Lucille Lawrence (1935- ): [The following is an excerpt from Evelyn Wicker's "Voices"] "I was born in Morganton, North Carolina, in 1935, one of four children. My father worked in a furniture store and my mother was a domestic worker. I had always wanted to be a nurse. I went to Lincoln because I had a cousin who attended Lincoln and was employed there as a supervisor of the operating room, Mildred Crisp, a 1940 graduate. After I graduated from Lincoln in 1958, I worked there my entire career (including the merger with Durham Regional Hospital): first as staff nurse, then as a head nurse at night, and then as assistant night supervisor with Ms. Armstrong. Upon the move to Durham Regional Hospital in 1976, I was appointed the 11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. night administrator for the hospital. I maintained that position for sixteen years from 1976 until my retirement in 1994. I will always praise and respect my school. Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing prepared me well for my life journey."
Articles and Biographies
- Getz, L.M. (2009). The strong man of large human sympathy: Dr. Patrick L. Murphy and the challenges of nineteenth century asylum psychiatry in North Carolina. The North Carolina Historical Review, 86(1), 32-58.
- Phifer, E.W. (1977). Burke the history of a county, [self published. Pgs 125-126]. Discusses Maria Purdon Allen the missionary nurse who became the first Director of Nursing at Grace Hospital in Morganton. She served in that capacity from 1906-1924.
- Streeter, C. (2010). Theatrical entertainments and kind words. A paper about the history of Broughton Hospital, see attachments below.