Women / Persons ~ P23208

Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee

Gender: Female
Life Dates: 4 November 1864 - 5 October 1940
  • American (US)
  • Daughter of notable man
  • Medicine (doctor)
  • Soldier
Note: daughter of astronomer Simon Newcomb; received MD from Columbia College (now GWU); served as head of the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital corps; trained nurses for Spanish-American War and Russo-Japaense war; served as only female army surgeon in Spanish-American War; helped to establish the Army Nurses Corps; received Spanish War Service Medal, Japanese Order of the Precious Crown; Japanese Red Cross decoration; and two Japanese Russo-Japanese war medals; Anita Newcomb McGee papers held at the Library of Congress
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