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Elizabeth Winnifred Holt
UM School of Nursing

B. 1880 Lancaster, England | D. 1936 Dayton, Ohio

Diploma 1907, Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing, Grand Rapids, Michigan; postgraduate study, 1913 to 1915, under Edna L. Foley, director of the Visiting Nurses’ Association of Chicago.

Head nurse, Men’s Surgical Ward, University Hospital, University of Michigan, 1908 to 1909; assistant superintendent of nurses, 1909 to 1911, and superintendent of nurses, 1911 to 1913, University of Michigan Training School for Nurses; director, Dayton (Ohio) Visiting Nurse Association, 1915 to 1936.

Member, National Organization of Public Health Nurses; member, Ohio State Nurses’ Association, Tenth District. Discussion leader, "Opportunities for Public Health Nurses to Aid in the Prevention of Blindness," Public Health Section, State Conference of Charities and Corrections, Dayton, Ohio, November 3-5, 1915. Presenter, "The Coordination of Public and Private Agencies in the Conduct of a Completely Generalized Public Health Nursing Service, paper read before the Provisional Section on Public Health Nursing of the American Public Health Association, Fifty-first Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, October 17, 1922. Author, “Reorganization of Public Health Nursing in Dayton, Ohio,” PHN 17 (September 1925): 520-522.