CRNA Profiles

CRNA Profiles present biographical information on deceased nurse anesthetists who played prominent roles in nurse anesthesia and AANA history. For more information, please contact the Archivist via email at

Mary Costello
Educator, AANA President​

Mildred Clark
Chief of the US Army Nurse Corps

Gertrude Fife
Educator, AANA President

Edith Graham
Anesthetist to the Mayo Brothers

Florence Henderson
Anesthetist to Surgeon Charles Mayo

Agatha Hodgins
Educator, Founder of AANA

Alice Hunt
Instructor at Yale School of Medicine

Helen Lamb
Educator, AANA President

Alice Magaw
"Mother of Anesthesia"


Florence McQuillen
First AANA Executive Director

Ruth Satterfield
First nurse Consultant to the
Army Surgeon General

Helen Vos
Educator, AANA President

Sophie Winton
World War I Anesthetist

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Archivist and Records Manager
222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 655-1106