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 Jane Arminda Delano

Jane Arminda Delano

Birth
Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, USA
Death 15 Apr 1919 (aged 57)
Savenay, Departement de la Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 21 Lot 6 Grid L/M-20
Memorial ID 2597 · View Source
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Medical Pioneer. She graduated from the Bellevue Hospital of Nursing, New York City, in 1886, worked as Superintendent of Nursing at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1887 and at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, (1891-96). Noted as a skilled nursery tech, she was Director, Girls Department, House of Refuge, Randall's Island, New York, (1900-02) and Director of Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing, (1902-06). In 1909, Delano was appointed superintendent of the US Army Nurse Corps, founded the Red Cross Nursing Service and was President of the American Journal of Nursing, (1909-12). During World War I, she was in charge of the selection and assignment of all military nursing units. She went to France in 1918, became ill with an ear infection and died at age 57. Originally buried in the American Military Cemetery at Savenay, France, later her body was brought home for interment at Arlington National Cemetery. She was posthumously awarded the Red Cross Distinguished Service Medal in gold and is a member of the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Arminda Delano (12 Mar 1862–15 Apr 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2597, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .