Carroll County

Mary Portzline



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Mary Portzline To Foreign Duty As Army Nurse

Miss Mary Portzline, Carroll county health nurse, has received her call for foreign service as an army nurse and is leaving Friday evening for camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock, Ark., where she will take her initial training in preparation for foreign duty.

Miss Portzline, who is a Red Cross nurse, joined the Thirteenth General Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital unit of Chicago, in December, 1941. This unit has been just activated. Its staff is large enough to man a thousand bed hospital and two thousand if necessary.

Miss Portzline has served as county public health nurse here since the latter part of the year, 1941. She came to Carroll from Green County Ind., where she had held a similar positions.

Her educational equipment includes two years at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, and two years at the University of Chicago, where she received her Ph.B degree. She has an M.A. degree in nursing from the Teachers College at Columbia University, N.Y. She has also studied in the University of Michigan, where she took her pubic health nursing work

Source: Carroll Daily Times Herald, March 17, 1943 (photo included)