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Source: Commercial Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Cincinnati Woman Nursed M’Kinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 91
Pagination: 10

“Cincinnati Woman Nursed M’Kinley.” Commercial Tribune 13 Sept. 1901 v6n91: p. 10.
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Mary Shannon; McKinley nurses; Mary Shannon (photographs); McKinley nurses (photographs).
Named persons
Matthew D. Mann; Herman Mynter; William McKinley; Margaret Shannon; Mary Shannon.
The article does not credit the photographer.

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Cincinnati Woman Nursed M’Kinley


Miss Mary Shannon Assisted the Surgeons in the Operation on the President.


     Miss Mary Shannon, the trained nurse who assisted Drs. Mann and Mynter with the operation on President McKinley, and afterward nursed the President during his stay at the Emergency Hospital at the Pan-American Exposition grounds, is a Cincinnati woman. Miss Shannon is a graduate of the Cincinnati Hospital Training School for Nurses, and was reared on Walnut Hills. After taking her degree she nursed in this city till the opening of the exposition at Buffalo, when she went there to assume charge of the nursing in the Emergency Hospital. Being head of that department she, of course, was called into active service when the President was brought in, and, consequently, she is entitled to share in the credit for bringing about his speedy recovery. In the practise of modern surgery good nursing is almost as essential as good surgery, and that is the reason the trained nurse has become characterized as “the right hand of the physician.” That some of the honor which has already been achieved in the handling of the case should go to a Cincinnati woman, also reflects credit upon the school in which she received her training. Miss Shannon comes from a family of nurses, having two sisters, besides herself, engaged in the business. Miss Margaret Shannon, who has nursed in many of the prominent families on the hilltops, is one of them.



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