2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife, History of Nursing, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Emma Elizabeth Weaver: Memories of a WW I Field Nurse


In celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and Midwife, author Maria Smilios is dedicating a weekly column about nurses whose stories must be shared.  Maria has invited The Relentless School Nurse to share this important initiative with my readers! This is week #4 of the 52 week series in this year long study of nurses and midwives. Emma Elizabeth Weaver is this week’s featured nurse:


       Emma Elizabeth Weaver


Emma Elizabeth Weaver: Memories of a WW I Field Nurse


Maria Smilios

 Bio: Maria Smilios is the author of the forthcoming  book     The Black Angels: The Untold Stories of the   Nurses who helped Cure Tuberculosis. The book will   be  published in the United States by An Oprah Book,   in Germany by Mohrbooks books, and in the United     Kingdom by Virago Books.

 A New York City native, Maria has a Masters of Arts   from Boston University in Religion & Literature where she was a Henry Luce Scholar and a Presidential Scholar and where she taught Essay & Research writing in the university’s writing program.

In 2007, she left Boston and moved back to New York City to teach at an all-girls high school. There she created and ran an intensive summer writing program for teens. Maria also spent five years at Springer Science & Media as Development Editor in the Biomedical Sciences.

In the past, Maria has written for Narratively, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Dame Magazine, The  Jewish Daily Forward among others.

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