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North Carolina Nursing History
County seat: Waynesville, NC
Population: ~62,317 (2019 estimate)
Part of Asheville metro area
Haywood county website
Special topics and events from the county's nursing history.
District Twenty-Six Scholarship Project
Valentine's fund-raising project in Haywood County for nursing scholarships.
1965 newspaper clipping featuring the scholarship project:
Additional resources for further research.
Health Care Institution
Canton Hospital, 1917-1922
Anderson, N. & Anderson, W. (1994).
A heritage of healing: the medical history of Haywood County
. Waynesville, NC: Waynesville Historical Society.
Haywood County Genealogical Society. (1994).
Haywood County Heritage North Carolina Vol. 1
. Canton, NC: Haywood County Genealogical Society. This book decribes the work of Rev. Hannah Powel and the Universalist Friendly House MIssion which sponsored a community health nurse to work in the county.
Canton Hospital (circa 1920) [photograph]
. Available from the Canton Area Historical Museum. The Canton Hospital operated between 1917 and 1922. It was set up during a typhoid epidemic with the help of Reuben B. Robertson, general manager at Champion Fibre Company.
North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, J. S. Kirk (Jacob Sydney), 1909-, edited by, Walter A. Cutter (Walter Alrey), 1902-, edited by, and Thomas W. Morse, edited by [photographs]
. Available through UNC's Documenting the American South. Picture 5 is of an Emergency Relief Act (New Deal) nurse on a home visit to family with black water fever in Haywood County.
The history of public health in Haywood County : interview with Ruybe Bryson
. Available through UNC University Libraries.