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WALD, LILLIAN D. (1867-1940).

Social worker. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she left a sheltered existence to enter the field of nursing and organized the first city school nursing program in the world. Moved by the appalling conditions on New York‘s Lower East Side, she became a pioneer social worker and founded the Henry Street Settlement in 1893. In 1908, she organized the Federal Children’s Bureau, and her labors in behalf of the underprivileged earned her gratitude and an enduring place in the history of American social service. Her book describing the nurses’ Settlement, The House on Henry Street, was published in 1915.

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