Lucile Petry Leon

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Birthday
23, 1902
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 25, 1999 (97)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1902
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 25, 1999 (97)

About

Founder and leader of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps who recruited more than 100,000 women to learn nursing for the war effort in WWII.

Before Fame

She wanted to see the chemistry at work in the human body, not in test tubes.

Trivia

She created her organization at a time when most of the doctors and nurses were serving overseas, and overcrowded hospitals in the U.S. were turning away patients.

Family Life

She was born in Lewisburg, Ohio. Her father was a high school principal.

Associated With

Anna Etherudidge was another heroic nurse; she helped heal soldiers during the Civil War.