Goggans, Lalla (1906–1987)

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Goggans, Lalla (1906–1987)

American nurse-midwife. Born Lalla Mary Goggans, Feb 24, 1906, in Live Oak, Florida; died July 30, 1987, in Augusta, Georgia; dau. of Juanita (Gardner) Goggans and Joseph Goggans; graduated from Orange General Hospital's nursing school in Orlando, Florida, 1927; College of William & Mary, public health nursing certificate, 1929; Columbia University Teachers College, BS in nursing education and MA, 1949.

Taught classes for AfricanAmerican lay midwives as a staff public health nurse in Marianna, Florida; appointed Florida Board of Health's District supervisor of nurses (1934) and later worked as its statewide consultant on child and maternal health (1939–42); after earning a New York Maternity Center Association (MCA) nurse-midwifery certificate, worked as an MCA instructor; supervised an emergency program for mothers and infants in America's southwest region for the federal Children's Bureau (from 1944); created a school for maternity nursing and nurse-midwifery in Puerto Rico (1966); appointed a Children's Bureau (Region III) nursing consultant in Charlottesville, VA; retired (1972).

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