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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

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AMARO CANO, María del Carmen. Mary Eugenie Hibbard, a American nurse loyal to legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.2, pp.122-129. ISSN 0864-0319.

Mary Eugenie Hibbard came to Cuba during the I American Intervention and Occupation. Was involved in the first regulation of the first Nursing School in Cuba and founded the Nursing School of Matanzas province (fourth in the country). In 1909, completed the Second American Intervention in our island, she organized a Visiting Health Nurses Body and offered its services in Nursing Special School for tuberculous patients created in the Health Management. She also supported to the Chairwoman and Vice-Chairwoman of the National Association of Nurses of Cuba Republic (NANCR) in the help financial request to the Health Secretariat, to travel to London and to participate in the III International Congress of Nurses International Council traveling with them. On behalf of Cuban nurses, she decorated to Florence Nightingale. In 1917, she organized the Nursing Section of the Health Secretariat. She retired from Cuba in 1927 and in the next year was decorated in a formal act together with her fellow countrywoman Mary Agnes O'Donnell by its value contribution to Cuban Nursing over more than 25 years of services in our country. She dyed in Jamaica in 1946. The objective of present paper was to show to Mary Eugenie Hibbard, of Canadian-American origin characterizing as manager of hospitals and nursing schools in Canada and United States.

Keywords : Eugenie Hibbard; American nurse; Abraham Lincoln.

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