Please join us for AHA’s first general meeting of 2011!
WHO: Adrian Melissinos, a member of AHA! who completed her PhD in Nursing Science at Texas Woman’s University last year, will present on her dissertation.
WHAT: Kezia Payne DePelchin, Nursing, and the Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878: How Archives Helped Tell the Tale
Yellow fever raged as an epidemic throughout the South in the summer of 1878. Memphis was overwhelmed with more than 17,000 cases of yellow fever and put out calls for assistance. Mrs. DePelchin, an untrained nurse (there were no nursing schools in Texas at the time) and survivor of yellow fever, traveled to Memphis to render aid as a nurse in the stricken city. In a series of letters to her sister, she wrote in great detail of her nursing experiences during the epidemic. Archives in both Texas and Tennessee were instrumental in preparing this material as a dissertation.
Light refreshments will be provided.
WHEN: 6:00pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2011
WHERE: University of St. Thomas
Ahern Room (located in the Crooker Center)
3909 Graustark, 77006-4696
Information on parking and how to find us are here: