CRNA Profiles

CRNA Profiles present biographical information on deceased nurse anesthetists who played prominent roles in nurse anesthesia and AANA history.

Mary Costello (1943-2001): Educator, AANA President

Mildred Clark (1915-1994): Chief of the US Army Nurse Corps

Gertrude Fife (1902-1980): Educator, AANA President

Edith Graham (1871-1943): Anesthetist to the Mayo Brothers

Florence Henderson (1876-1956): Anesthetist to Surgeon Charles Mayo

Agatha Hodgins (1877-1945): Educator, Founder of AANA

Alice Hunt (1880-1956): Instructor at Yale School of Medicine

Helen Lamb (1899-1979): Educator, AANA President

Alice Magaw (1860-1928): "Mother of Anesthesia"

Florence McQuillen (1903-1981): First AANA Executive Director

Ruth Satterfield (1913-2008): First nurse Consultant to the Army Surgeon General

Helen Vos (1914-2007): Educator, AANA President

Sophie Winton (1887-1989): World War I Anesthetist


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