Section I, Series
10. Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing Collection, 1876-1995.
Margaret A. Dunlop Papers, 1906-1942 - (MG 3.10, Box
Margaret A. Dunlop served as Director of Nursing at Pennsylvania
Hospital from 1909-1933. In 1914, she was granted a leave
of absence to organize the nursing staff of the American Ambulance
Hospital in Neuilly, France. In 1916, she was appointed Chief
Nurse of Base Hospital No. 10, a Red Cross unit attached to
the British Expeditionary Force in Le Treport, France for
which Pennsylvania Hospital furnished medical and nursing
A large part of this series consists of letters written by
Dunlop while she was serving at Base Hospital No. 10. The
letters reveal her great courage and wit, while their envelopes
bear evidence of government censors.
For her services, Miss Dunlop was awarded the Royal Red Cross
First Class British and a citation by Field Marshal Sir Douglas
Haig. Upon her return to the United States, she was elected
president of the Graduate Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania
and was appointed to a four-year term on the State Board of
Examiners for Registration of Nurses.
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