Dorothy W. PattisonDorothy W. Pattison
English Nurse
1832 – 1878 A.D.

Dorothy Wyndlow Pattison, an English nurse, sister of the scholar and writer Mark Pattison. In 1864 she entered a Church of England Sisterhood of the Good Samaritan, adopting the name of “Sister Dora,” and from 1867 – 1877 she was a surgical nurse and had sole charge of a new hospital in Walsall.

With many natural gifts for her work, she acquired much skill in surgery, and was tireless in philanthropic service. She was greatly beloved among the poorer classes among whom she labored, and in her memory a window was placed in the parish church, and a statue of her erected in Walsall.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.