Carteret County


Learn more about the history of nursing in Carteret County



  • Hine, B (1992) Nurses at Work - The 1933 Hurricane.  The Researcher.  found in CU library collection
  • Barton, G. (1898) Angels of the battlefield. A book about Catholic sisters/nurses care during the Civil War.  the sisters/nurses experiences in North Carolina, primarily Beaufort and New Bern are on pages 211-232.
  • More information about the nuns / nurses who worked at the Hammond Hospital in Beaufort during the Civil War.
  • Mary Von Phinney Olnhausen's autobiography. She was a Civil War Union Nurse stationed in Morehead City and Southport during the Civil War.
  • Emeline Jamison Pigott, Confederate Civil War Nurse
  •  About people you know Edith Broadway. (January, 1948) American Journal of Nursing: 48 (1) pg 62-64
  • Colon, A, MKB, Gribble, B (1919).  Experiences during the epidemic.  American Journal of Nursing 19(8) p. 605-611.  On pages 607-609 MKB describes her experiences nursing during the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918 in Morehead City, NC.
  • Gretchen Brinson, RN
  • Horace Ford was a Union soldier during the Civil War who was a patient and a nurse at the Hammond Hopsital in Morehead City during the Civil War.  Seven letters he wrote during the Civil War from Morehead City are found in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC -Chapel Hill.
  • Cahill, C. (Nov 2, 1947).  Morehead City pays tribute to Nurse who helped in establishing hospital:  Greensboro Daily News pg 8. (About a ceremony honoring Nurse Edith Broadway).
  • See Charlotte Rhone in the biography section
  • Edith Broadway was born December 4th, 1877 to Jessie and Betty Broadway in Swansboro, NC.  After attending school of nursing, she moved to Morehead City where she became the Superintendent of the first hospital on its opening day in 1912.  She and Dr. Royal (the physician who opened the hospital) worked literally 12-14 hours a day seven days a week in the first year.  They quickly opened a nursing school and nurse Broadway took on the supervisory responsibilities for that endeavor while remaining Superintendent of the hospital.  The nursing school remained open until the beginning of the Great Depression when it was no longer financially feasible to run.  A total of fourteen nurses graduated from the School of Nursing.  During the Depression Nurse Broadway (whose prior salary was $40 a month), and Dr. Royal worked for room and board at the hospital.  The waters around Morehead City were the site of fighting during WWII.  During the battle of the Atlantic, survivors from vessels sunk by German submarines were brought by boat to the Morehead City Hospital.  Most of these survivors were suffering from exposure, shock, burns, fractures, and shrapnel wounds.  Although the hospital was small, supplies were meager and the staff was small compared to the need, through the care of Dr. Royal, Nurse Broadway, and the staff, not one of these patients died.  Nurse Broadway worked with the Morehead City Hospital for 31 years.  She died on October 11th, 1952 and is buried in a local cemetery. 

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