President Josephine Bunch (left) presents the 1953 Award of Appreciation to Agnes McGee.
Agnes McGee organized the first course of instruction in anesthesia at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Portland, Oregon, in 1909. She has been selected by the Association’s Board of Trustees to receive the AANA Award of Appreciation. The award will be made at the annual banquet in San Francisco on Sept. 2, during the Twentieth Annual Meeting.
Miss McGee was graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago in 1907. She then went to Heidelberg, Germany, to prepare to become a surgical supervisor and while there learned to administer anesthetics.
Source: AANA NewsBulletin. 1953;7(3):1.