Greenwald, Amelia. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Greenwald, Amelia.
Historical Note: Amelia Greenwald (1881-1966) was born in Gainesville, Alabama. She graduated from Touro Infirmary School of Nursing, New Orleans, in 1908, and later received training at Phipps Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, in psychiatry. During World War I, she served with the first psychiatric unit, referred to as a "shell shock unit" in France, and was acting chief nurse at Verdun. From 1923-1926, she worked in Poland to establish the first training school in Warsaw for nurses. Amelia Greenwald was decorated by the President of Poland. In 1933-1934 she was invited by Hadassah to take part in a comprehensive survey of the nursing system in Palestine. Upon returning to the U.S., she was active in public health work in New York. In 1937, she moved to Eunice, La., and established a dress shop, which she operated until her final illness. Although Amelia Greenwald never married, at the age of 58, she brought over from Berlin a 15-year-old refugee girl, a distant relative, and adopted her.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 797
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