Annie Warburton Goodrich

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Annie Warburton Goodrich
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Born February 6, 1866
Brunswick, New Jersey
Died December 31, 1954
Cobalt, Connecticut
Alma mater New York Hospital Training School for Nurses
Occupation Nurse
Known for Founder, U.S. Army School of Nursing, Dean, Yale School of Nursing

Annie Warburton Goodrich (February 6, 1866 – December 31, 1954) was an American nurse and academic. She was born in Brunswick, New Jersey and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. Her grandfather was John S. Butler.[1]

She entered the New York Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1890 and graduated in 1892[1] then worked there after she was graduated before working at St. Luke's Hospital. In 1902, she became Superintendent of Nursing at New York Hospital and in 1907, General Superintendent at Bellevue Hospital. She was an assistant professor of hospital economics in the Teacher's College at Columbia University from 1904. By 1917 she was also serving as director for the Henry Street Settlement's Visiting Nurses Service.[1][2]

During World War I she became chief nursing inspector for the U.S. Army hospitals and organized the U.S. Army School of Nursing.[3] Key decisions about nursing were made by Goodrich along with Jane Delano, director of the Red Cross Nursing Service, and Mary Adelaide Nutting, president of the American Federation of Nurses.[4] She was the first Dean of Yale School of Nursing from 1923[1] until her retirement in 1934. During World War II, she help organize the Cadet Nurse Corps.[5]

She died in Cobalt, Connecticut and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery. In 1976, she was inducted into the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d udith Schiff, "Yale's first female dean", Yale Alumni Magazine, Mar/Apr 2011
  2. ^ Windsor, Laura (2002). Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc. pp. 85–87. ISBN 1-57607-392-0. 
  3. ^ Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia. 
  4. ^ Jennifer Casavant Telford, "The American Nursing Shortage during World War I: The Debate over the Use of Nurses' Aids," Canadian Bulletin of Medical History (2010) 27#1 pp 85-99.
  5. ^ Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia. 
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