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What's new: April 2021

The month’s update adds twelve new lives, featuring six key figures in the history of dyslexia, who laid the scientific grounds for its identification as a learning disorder and pioneered its treatment, introduced by Margaret J. Snowling. There are also new biographies of four nurses, a midwife, and an athletics coach. Read the introduction here.

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Brewster, Annie Catherine (1858–1902)

 Born in St Vincent, Annie Catherine Brewster accompanied her family to Britain, where she trained as a nurse. She worked for twenty years at the London Hospital, becoming nurse in charge of the ophthalmic wards and was recognized for her skill in a specialist area of nursing.

 

 

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APRIL 7, 2021

What's New: April 2021

The month’s update adds twelve new lives, featuring six key figures in the history of dyslexia, who laid the scientific grounds for its identification as a learning disorder and pioneered its treatment, introduced by Margaret J. Snowling. There are also new biographies of four nurses, a midwife, and an athletics coach. Read the introduction here.

MARCH 11, 2021

What's New: March 2021

This month’s update adds five new lives: a fourteenth-century master mason who worked on England’s cathedrals; an Italian tutor and a Dutch goldsmith at the Tudor court; and two contractors who rebuilt London churches after the great fire of 1666. Read the introduction here.

FEBRUARY 11, 2021

What's New: February 2021

This month’s update adds ten new articles on lives connected with some of the regions of the British Isles. Read the introduction here.