McGee, Anita Newcomb

McGee, Anita Newcomb

(1864–1940) physician; born in Washington, D.C. Appointed assistant army surgeon in 1898, the first woman to hold such a position, she organized the Army Nurse Corps (1898–1900) for service in the Spanish-American War and thereafter.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.