Linda Richards became the fi rst professionally trained American nurse. Credited with establishing nurse training programs in the United States and Japan, she is also recognized for creating the fi rst system for keeping individual medical records for hospitalized patients. The system she created was widely used in the United States, as well as in England where it was adopted by St. Thomas’s Hospital, the institution founded by Florence Nightingale.
Poignant story of one of the Titanic passengers. In class, Irene Corbett, a missionary from Utah was returning to her family including three young children but was one of a dozen women in who were not among the survivors.
For those who don't remember Latin roots, here are some common medical prefixes and postfixes. Designed for doctors/nurses in training, but since many of us have to make our own medical decisions, it could be useful for anyone.
Linda Richards (July 1841 – April was the first professionally trained American nurse. She established nursing training programs in the United States and Japan, and created the first system for keeping individual medical records for hospitalized patients
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