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Lillian Wald

  • ... the fundamental principle [of settlement work] remains: that people shall take up their residence in industrial communities, giving what they may have of public spirit, and partaking of the life about them; preserving their identity as individuals and endeavoring to keep the settlement free from the institutional form of philanthropic work. ... the relationship is reciprocal ...

    • Lillian Wald,
    • "The Nurses' Settlement in New York," in The American Journal of Nursing ()

Lillian Wald, U.S. public health nurse, humanitarian, writer

(1867 - 1940)

Full name: Lillian D. Wald. Even her headstone has just the middle initial “D.”