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Linda Richards

  • Birth 27 Jul 1841 Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
  • Death 16 Apr 1930 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Lower Columbarium, Crematory Building
  • Memorial ID 7842566

Medical Pioneer. She was the first training nurse in the United States. She learned some medical knowledge from her family doctor early in her childhood. In 1870 she started her nursing training under the direction of Doctor Susan Dimock, the resident physician, being the first trained nurse to graduate from the nursing program. She created the first system for charting and maintaining individual medical records for each patient. She studied in England, meeting Florence Nightingale. She lived in Japan for 5 years, establishing the first Japanese nursing program. She established nurse-training programs in various parts of the country. She was inducted into the national Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

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  • Originally Created by: Mike
  • Added: 7 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7842566
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Linda Richards (27 Jul 1841–16 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7842566, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .