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North Carolina Nursing History
County seat: Henderson, NC
Population: ~44,535 (2019 estimate)
Vance county website
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
Mary Lewis Wyche
(1858-1936): The "Florence Nightingale" of North Carolina, Wyche was born in Vance County.
Additional resources for further research.
Health Care Institutions
Articles and Publications
Vann, A. (2000).
. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishers. This book has some photographs of African American nurses in Vance County.
1907, Sep 12.
[Elizabeth V. Spruill] Offers Services as Trained Nurse
Henderson Gold Leaf
, p.3. Henderson, North Carolina.
1936, Mar 23.
Colored Nurse Is Added For Staff; Addition to Health Department Workers Revealed By Dr. Mitchell
Henderson Daily Dispatch
, p.2. Henderson, North Carolina.
McNair, Lula Cowan autobiographical sketch from "Voices" by Evelyn Wicker (2013)