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Winifred Imogene Patterson
School of Nursing

Winifred Imogene Patterson, M.A., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Tuberculosis Nursing)

Trudeau Sanitarium, Saranac Lake, New York; B.S. in Education and Practical Arts, Columbia University, 1933; M.A., Columbia University, 1941.

Nursing service in Long Beach, California, 1930; Director of Nurses, Veterans’ Administration Hospital, West Haven, Connecticut, 1940; Instructor in Public Health Nursing, City Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri, 1942. Special Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1942. Instructor in Nursing (Tuberculosis Nursing), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1950-1951; nursing director, Illinois State Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Chicago, 1953.

Journal article: Ruth Hornbein and Winifred Patterson, “Tuberculosis: A Social and Emotional Problem,” American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 47, No. 6 (Jun. 1947), pp. 376-381.

Patterson, a Canadian by birth (Petrolia, Ontario), entered the United States at Buffalo, New York in August 1922 at age 27 to study nursing at Trudeau Sanitarium at Saranac Lake, New York. She was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1934. Patterson died in Los Angeles, California in 1974 at age 79.