Anna Heer (1863-1918)

Physican and founder of the Swiss School of Nurses

Anna Heer (1863-1918)
Foto: Sabine Klein

Exhibition at the Main Library – Medicine Careum on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of the Zurich nursing pioneer.

  • Until the end of August, the Main Library – Medicine Careum will host the exhibition “Anna Heer (1863-1918)”. It was realized in collaboration with the historian Verena E. Müller, who wrote a ...

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  • Right from the start, Anna Heer, the founder of the Swiss School of Nursing (Schweizerische Pflegerinnenschule), also promoted a professional organization for nurses. The improvement of the training ...

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  • Anna Heer and Ida Schneider’s cruise to northern Europe Chief physician Anna Heer and head nurse Ida Schneider were close friends – even a couple perhaps – and spent their spare time together. They ...

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  • Anna Heer convinced the Swiss Charitable Women’s Association (Schweizerischer Gemeinnütziger Frauenverein) to support her idea of a nursing school with a hospital. However, the story did not go ...

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  • Anna Heer at the first Swiss Women’s Congress in Geneva in 1896 The second half of the 19th century was a period of important world and national exhibitions. To this day, the Eiffel Tower ...

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  • Despite all the obstacles, a few women succeeded in gaining access to higher education in the last decades of the 19th century. Almost by chance, the University of Zurich played a pioneering role. In ...

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  • Surgeon – entrepreneur – pioneer of nursing care Even in our century, Anna Heer would be an exception, even more so she was in her time. To realize her vision, she demanded her own hospital in 1896 – ...

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  • Physician and founder of the Swiss School of Nurses The Main Library – Medicine Careum presents an exhibition on the Swiss nursing pioneer Anna Heer from 18 February to 30 August 2019 to mark the ...

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