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Olive C. Torrance
School of Nursing

Olive C. Torrance, Social Director

Diploma, Teacher Training Course, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1934.

Social Service Work, India, 1928-1931; Counselor, Y.W.C.A. Camp, Summit, Connecticut, summers of 1928 and 1933; Teacher in Arts and Crafts, Newington Home for Crippled Children, Newington, Connecticut, 1934-1935; Social Director, University of Michigan Hospital School of Nursing, July 1935-1938.