Susan L. Mayer

Susan L. Mayer is an associate director of Nursing/Ambulatory Care Services at the North Bronx Health Care Network. Her special area of interest is the Jewish experience in nursing and documenting contributions of Jewish nursing leaders. In addition to a book and several published papers, she has presented at the International Council of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International, and has made presentations in China, Russia, Canada, Israel and at national and area meetings.

Articles by this author

Nursing in the United States

Early in the twentieth century, trained nursing was not considered a suitable profession for a young Jewish woman. The many and varied accomplishments of Jewish women in nursing are finally being chronicled.

Regina Kaplan

“Woman of valor” and “a tiny dynamo”—these phrases describe Regina Kaplan (nicknamed Kappy), nurse, teacher, hospital administrator, and health care innovator.

Amelia Greenwald

As an international public health nurse during World War I and between the wars, Amelia Greenwald was a leader in the field of public health. She was born in Gainesville, Alabama, on March 1, 1881, to Joseph Greenwald (a grain dealer and mayor) and Elisha (Elise Haas) Greenwald, German Jewish immigrants who married in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the youngest of eight children: Isaac, Carrie, Jake, Morris, Sylvester, Julian, and Isadore. On her father’s knee, Greenwald listened to stories of the Confederate nurses during the Civil War and knew that she wanted to became a trained nurse.

Naomi Deutsch

Naomi Deutsch, a leader in the field of public health nursing, was born on November 5, 1890, in Brno, Moravia, the second child of Rabbi Dr. Gotthard and Hermine (Bacher) Deutsch. With her parents, her brother Herman, and her sister Edith, she immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, where her brothers Eberhard and Zola were born. She graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1908 and from the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1912.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Susan L. Mayer." (Viewed on May 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/mayer-susan>.

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