Revista Cubana de Enfermería
versión ISSN 0864-0319
AMARO CANO, María del Carmen. Something more on Clara Luisa Maass, an American nurse martyr of sciences. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.3, pp. 203-209. ISSN 0864-0319.
The biographical data of the American nurse Clara Luisa Maass, supplied previously in the own Cuban Journal of Nursing in 2004, under titled "Nursing in the Cuban Phylately". This young nurse who served in Cuba from 1899 to 1901hardly aged 25 when she offered as voluntary to suffer the bite of Aedes Aegypti infected mosquito and thus to allow the obtention of the immune environment of disease against the slight yellow fever. She deceased in that situation becoming martyr of science. Its death was a public feeling of grief and the end of experiments with human beings related to yellow fever. Cuba and USA have honoured the memory of this self-sacrificing nurse by means of the issue of a postage stamp and plaques in "Las Animas" hospital where she deceased and also in the cemetery of Fairmont in Newark, New Jersey where laid its mortal remains.
Palabras llave : American nurse; science marthyr; Carlos J. Finlay.