19th Century - Biology - Medicine

Anna Heer

Anna Heer (1863–1918) was a Swiss physician. She played a major role in the founding of Switzerland’s first professional nursing school.[1]

She was one the founders of the first women’s hospital in Zurich.[2]: 746  In 1897 she became the chief physician at the hospital.[3]

She was the head of the SUPFS since 1901 as well as the head of pflegerinnenschule of Zurich.[4]: 146  She died on 9 December 1918 in Zurich from sepsis.[5]


  1. ^ “Heer, Anna (1863–1918) | Encyclopedia.com”www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
  2. ^ Haggerty, George; Zimmerman, Bonnie (2003-09-02). Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-135-57870-1.
  3. ^ Schelbert, Leo (2014-05-21). Historical Dictionary of Switzerland. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. xxxii. ISBN 978-1-4422-3352-2.
  4. ^ Nadot, Michel (2021-02-17). Discipline of Nursing: Three-time Knowledge. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-78630-429-2.
  5. ^ Klimpel, Volker (2020-12-14). Chirurginnen (in German). Kaden Verlag. ISBN 978-3-942825-88-7.

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