Clara Maas


Clara Maas was one of the first graduates of Newark German Hospital and was named head nurse at 21. She volunteered to be infected with yellow fever for experiments to cure the disease and died in 1901. Clara Maas Medical Center is named in her honor.


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M-01 – Maas, Clara – Nurse, Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library

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