In Her Own Right

Edith Madeira scrapbook

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Date created 1918 - 1919
Creator Edith Madeira
Description In 1900, Edith Madeira obtained a nursing degree from John Hopkins Hospital Training School in Baltimore, Maryland. She served as a nurse superintendent for Howard Hospital in Philadelphia and Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey. Madeira also served as a public health nurse and was superintendent of the Visiting Nurse Association in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Waterbury, Connecticut. Committed to helping the needy, Madeira volunteered for the American Red Cross Commission to Palestine during World War I and served as chief nurse from June 1918 to January 1919. The Commission was formed "to look after the sickness and starvation of the civilian population in the occupied area of Palestine." Madeira's scrapbook encompasses her journey to Palestine, as well as her service in the Red Cross Commission to Palestine. The scrapbook contains photographs of nursing staff and military officers, movement and docking orders, dried flowers and leaves collected on the trip, a palm leaf with a written prayer, postcards, hotel pamphlets, tickets, newspaper clippings, and greeting cards.
Size 76 pp
Type scrapbook
Subjects Madeira, Edith, 1865-1951 | American National Red Cross. Nursing Service | Johns Hopkins Hospital. School of Nursing | Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem) | American Red Cross. Military and Social Services | American Red Cross | Delano, Jane A., 1862-1919 | American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief | Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Viscount, 1861-1936 | World War (1914-1918) | Women nurses | Women in medicine | Women and war | War work | Nursing | Medicine | Refugees--Services for | Voyages and travels | Medical women
Geographical location
Geographical location Kandy, Sri Lanka| Palestine| Bethlehem, Palestine, West Bank| Tiberias, Israel, Northern District| Cape Town, South Africa, Western Cape| Suez Canal, Egypt| Port Said, Egypt| Durban, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal| Beira, Mozambique 7.1743, 80.388| 31.5517, 35.1211| 31.4642, 35.1347| 31.4217, 35.1213| 32.4731, 35.3152| 33.5533, 18.2523| 29.5553, 32.3346| 31.1523, 32.172| 29.5128, 31.145| 19.5037, 34.5020|
Language eng
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Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania