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McGee, Anita Newcomblocked

(04 November 1864–05 October 1940)
  • Connie L. Reeves


McGee, Anita Newcomb (04 November 1864–05 October 1940), physician and founder of the Army Nurse Corps, was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Simon Newcomb, an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory, and Mary Caroline Hassler. Anita’s early education combined attendance at private schools in Washington, D.C., with lessons from parents, relatives, and tutors. From 1882 to 1885 Anita, her two sisters, and their mother lived in Europe. Anita studied German literature, European history, German, and French at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, and physiography at Cambridge University in England. After returning to America, she began researching her revolutionary war roots and wrote articles for ...

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