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North Carolina Nursing History
County seat: Manteo, NC
Population: ~37,009 (2019 estimate)
Dare county website
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
Bessie Catherine Draper
(1904-1976): Public health nurse serving Dare County from 1940-1962.
(1940s): Veteran's administration nurse in Manteo, NC during World War II. (Newspapers clippings about Dorothy Drinkwater:
Kecoughtan Nurse Offers First Aid to Malay Seamen
The Daily Press,
p.10. Jan 21, 1942) and
Manteo Girl Retired From Nursing Service
(unknown publication, circa 1944).)
Anne Eliza Lamb
(1897- ): Public health nurse from Dare County.
An interview conducted with Lamb
for Jane Phyler's, MSN, master's thesis in 1980 is available through UNC's Wilson Library digital collections.
Additional resources for further research.
1922, Jan 02.
The Daily Advance
, p.4. Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Article discusses representative of state Dept of Public Health Nursing visiting Manteo to offer Red Cross classes in home hygiene and nursing.
1925, Jun 11.
School Nurses In Session Here: Plan Clinics In Thirteen Counties Beginning In Gates and Dare
The News and Observer
, p.10. Raleigh, North Carolina.
1936, Jun 26.
Public Health Nurse Service For 6 Counties
, p.1. Elizabeth City, North Carolina.