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Madigan General Hospital (Fort Lewis)

In February 1944 a semi-permanent Army General Hospital opened at Fort Lewis in Pierce County. The hospital cared for wounded and injured from World War II battlefields. By 1945 it was expanded to als...

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Magnuson, Warren G. (1905-1989)

Warren G. Magnuson ("Maggie" to constituents, Warren to family and friends) represented Washington in the United States Senate longer than anyone else and used his seniority and persuasive skills to e...

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Mann, Dorothy, Ph.D.

Dorothy Holland Mann, a public health expert, consumer advocate, and civic activist, arrived in Seattle in 1979 as Regional Health Administrator for Region X (Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon) of the...

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Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization (Seattle)

On July 9, 1949, there were 13 African American registered nurses in Seattle and it was on this day that they were called together at the home of Anne Foy Baker to form the Mary Mahoney Registered Nur...

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Maynard, Catherine Broshears (1816-1906)

Catherine Simmons Broshears Maynard was an energetic Seattle pioneer. She assisted her husband David (Doc) Maynard (1808-1873) in his several enterprises, including Seattle's first hospital. Many colo...

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Medical Care on San Juan Island: A Brief History in Art

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, established to serve residents and visitors on San Juan Island in the far northwest corner of Washington, opened its doors to patients on November 26, 2012. Am...

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Medical Lake: The Inland Empire's First Spa

Edward J. Kowrach was a Catholic diocesan priest who retired in 1973 after serving 35 years as pastor of St. Anne's Church and as a chaplain at Lakeland Village, the state institution for the mentally...

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Miller, Dr. Earl V. (1923-2005)

Dr. Earl V. Miller was the first African American urologist in Washington and the first west of the Mississippi. He was also a civil rights activist, and was honored in 1989 by the Black Heritage Soci...

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Miller, Dr. Rosalie Reddick (1925-2005)

Dr. Rosalie Reddick Miller was the first African American woman dentist to practice in the State of Washington. She arrived in Seattle with her husband, Dr. Earl V. Miller, the first black urologist i...

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Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence (Esther Pariseau) (1823-1902)

Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence gained posthumous recognition in 1980, when the U.S. Senate accepted her statue, a gift from Washington state, for inclusion in the national Statuary Hall Co...

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Naval Hospitals in Washington

Washington has been home to a variety of naval hospital facilities since the end of the nineteenth century. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton received a naval hospital soon after its establi...

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Nikkei Concerns (Seattle)

Nikkei Concerns is a Seattle nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of the elderly Japanese American community in the Pacific Northwest. Its services are founded on quality care, respect, tru...

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Nobel Prize Winners, State of Washington

This is a list of Nobel Prize winners associated with the state of Washington.

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Oral History of Aubrey Davis, 38-year member of Group Health Cooperative's Board of Trustees

This is an oral history of Aubrey Davis, a member of Group Health Cooperative's Board of Trustees for 38 years, President of the Cooperative for seven terms (1953, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1984, 1985),...

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Oral History of Caroline S. MacColl, 18-year member of Group Health Cooperative Board of Trustees

Caroline S. MacColl (1923-2007), a nurse with a master's degree in public health education from Columbia University, became involved with Group Health Cooperative in 1969 when she married Group Health...

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Oral History of Deborah H. Ward, Ph.D., member and chair of Group Health Cooperative Board of Trustees

This is an oral history of Deborah H. Ward, Ph.D., who was elected to the Board of Trustees of Group Health Cooperative in 1994 and has served three terms as chair. The interview was conducted by Kare...

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Orr, Douglass Winnett M.D. (1905-1990)

Douglass Winnett Orr helped found Seattle's Northwest Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Blakeley Psychiatric Group in the 1940s. He was the founder, with Edith Buxbaum (1902-1982), of the Sea...

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Owen, Frances Penrose (1900-2002)

Frances Owen served on the Seattle School Board, and on the boards of the Children's Orthopedic Hospital, the Ryther Child Center, and the National Child Welfare League. She chaired the women's divisi...

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PCC Community Markets

Puget Consumers Co-op (PCC), now called PCC Community Markets, started in 1953 as a food club in a Seattle basement. Since its early days, its primary focus has been on supplying consumers with natura...

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Pennington, W. J. "Jerry" (1919-1985)

Jerry Pennington's primary career was as a newspaperman, working his way up in The Seattle Times from accountant to publisher and chief executive officer. His leadership garnered national recognition ...

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Pharmacy in Washington: A History

Pharmacy in the state of Washington has evolved considerably since its early days in the nineteenth century. From small community pharmacies that sold pharmacist-compounded prescriptions derived prima...

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Pharmacy in Washington: The Retail Business

Retail pharmacy has grown during Washington's history from small (and occasionally haphazard) operations, sometimes run out of grocery stores or doctor's offices, into a sophisticated industry handlin...

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Pinel Foundation Psychiatric Hospital (Seattle), 1948-1958

In September 1948 the Pinel Foundation was established in Seattle and shortly thereafter it opened a psychiatric hospital at 2318 Ballinger Way in Shoreline. The foundation's core goal was to provide ...

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Queer History in Seattle, Part 2: After Stonewall

The Stonewall Rebellion of late June 1969, in which New York City patrons of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street spontaneously rioted against routine police harassment, is often thought of as the ...

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