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The paper relates that Lillian Wald's life was dedicated to helping others and giving the field of nursing the status that it deserves. The paper briefly discusses her life's work that revolved around the Henry Street Settlement and how she was an active pursuer of peace. The paper also notes that Wald was a teacher, author, publisher and women's rights activist.
From the Paper:"Her parents had fled from Germany and Central Europe in the late 1940s to escape the anti-Semitism that colored that era (Coss, 1993). Wald's father, Max, was a successful optical dealer and his business took the family to Rochester in 1878 where the family had many relatives. Wald's father was successful, yet very quiet and steady; a man who was taken for granted on more than one occasion. Wald's mother was "impulsive and unpredictable, trusting and generous to the point of having to be watched (Coss, 1993). Wald lived a secure and comfortable life in her formative years and it was when her sister became ill and needed the attention of a private nurse that Wald became interested in nursing."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Coss, Clare. (1993). Progressive activist (A feminist press sourcebook). The Feminist Press at CUNY.
- Wald, Lillian D. (1915). The house on Henry Street. Kessinger Publishing.
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