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American Red Cross

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

After observing the success of the International Red Cross in Europe, social reformer and nursing pioneer Clara Barton (1821–1912) founded the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881, to provide assistance for Americans suffering from disasters or serving on the battlefield. ...

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