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North Carolina Nursing History
County seat: Burgaw, NC
Population: ~63,060 (2019 estimate)
Pender county website
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
(1912-2010): A pioneer in global and transcultural nursing, Captain Mary Mills was an ambassador of good will representing North Carolina and the United States around the world.
Additional resources for further research.
Articles and Publications
Bloodworth, M. (1947).
History of Pender County North Carolina
Digitized copy available online
from ECU Digital Collections. Describes the beginnings of the Onslow-Pender County Health Departments and names 2 public health nurses practicing in Pender and Onslow Counties in the 1940s (Mrs. Mary Stokes Wilson, Miss Alice Peterson).
Williams; Bruce; PA; Black River Health Clinic; Atkinson; NC [photograph]
available from Pender County Public Library Digital Archive. Williams was a family nurse practitioner and director of the Black River Health Clinic.