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Section I, Series 10. Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing Collection, 1876-1995.

Margaret A. Dunlop Papers, 1906-1942 - (MG 3.10, Box 1)


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 personnel.

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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