Shaw, Flora Madeline (1864–1927)

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Shaw, Flora Madeline (1864–1927)

Canadian nurse. Born Flora Madeline Shaw, Jan 15, 1864, in Perth, Ontario, Canada; died of a pulmonary embolism while participating at an International Council of Nurses conference in Liverpool, England, Aug 27, 1927; graduate of Montreal General Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1896; dau. of Flora Madeline (Matheson) Shaw and Henry Dowsley Shaw (businessman).

Served as assistant superintendent of Montreal General Hospital Training School for Nurses (1896–99, 1900–1903); was 1st secretary-treasurer of Canadian Nurses Association (1908); appointed 1st director of McGill School for Graduate Nurses in Montreal (1920); served as president of Canadian Association of Nursing Education (1922–24) and president of Association of Registered Nurses of the Province of Quebec (1922–26); elected president of Canadian Nurses Association (1926).