Milestones in Nursing

Milestones in Nursing (HMJP)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46202 Marion County
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N 39° 46.858', W 86° 10.584'

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1859. Completion of the first building of the Indianapolis City Hospital, forerunner of Marion County General Hospital. Founder of this oldest general hospital in Indiana was Livingston Dunlap, M.D.

1861-1865. The first patients were admitted when the facility was opened as a Military Hospital by Governor Oliver P. Morton. Sister Athanasius Fogarty and other Sisters of Providence supplied the nursing care. John M. Kitchen, M.D., was chief medical officer. Henry M. Wishard, M.D., was resident surgeon.

1883. Professional nursing in Indiana was born with founding at City Hospital of the Flower Mission Training School for Nurses, Indiana's oldest school of nursing. Superintendent of the hospital was William N. Wishard, M.D. Margaret Iddings was the first graduate. Other early graduates organized training schools in the Midwest and West and in Honolulu.

1891. Upon graduation from the training school Mae D. Currie '91 joined the staff of the Flower Mission Society to initiate professional home care for the sick poor in Indianapolis.

1913. Founding of the Public Health Nursing Association of Indianapolis by Abbie Hunt Bryce. Two fruitful years as superintendent of the Flower Mission Training School, 1885-1887, were followed by a lifetime of concern for every phase of nursing.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number49.1968.1
Year Placed1968
Placed ByIndiana League for Nursing
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 570526 N 4403771
Decimal Degrees39.78096667, -86.17640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.858', W 86° 10.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 51.48" N, 86° 10' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1004 W 10th St, Indianapolis IN 46202, US
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