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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Mary Beard was a nurse and author. She served as Associate Director of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1924-1938, and was Director of Nursing Services of the American National Red Cross. She also served on the Advisory Committee on Nursing of the New York City Department of Health, 1936-1937.

She graduated from the Cornell University School of Nursing in 1903.

CHRONOLOGY

1876 November 14, born in Dover, New Hampshire to Ithamar Warren and Mary Foster Beard.
1903 Graduated from New York Hospital School of Nursing (later became Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing in 1942).
1904 Visiting nurse in Waterbury, Connecticut.
1912-1922 Director of Instructive District Nursing Association in Boston.
1922-1924 Director of the Community Health Association in Boston.
1924-1938 Associate Director of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation of New York City.
1929 Author of The Nurse in Public Health.
1934 Conferred with honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities.
1938-1944 Director of Nursing Services for the American National Red Cross.
1944 Retired.
1946 Died December 4.
Member of:
National Organization for Public Health Nursing
National League of Nursing Education
American Nurses Association
Episcopalian Club
Honorary member of:
Florence Nightingale International Foundation
Association of Collegiate Schools of Nursing
Honorary degree of Doctorate of Laws, Smith College