For more than 10 years Dr. Mary Ellen Doona has written Clio’s Corner, a popular feature in the Massachusetts Report on Nursing, the official publication of the American Nurses Association Massachusetts. Dr. Doona brings famous nurses and significant historical events to life with her attention to detail and well researched articles. Through her writings we learn about the Cadet Nurse Corps, the early nursing organizations, the schools that have educated nurses in Massachusetts and the heroic efforts to care for patients in the aftermath of the infamous Cocoanut Grove fire.
The nurses of Massachusetts are indebted to Dr. Doona for helping us to appreciate our roots and to honor the nurses who have led the way to nursing as we know it today. This compilation of Clio’s Corner provides us with easy access to her articles. We sincerely hope that there will be many more Clio’s Corner articles in the future issues of the Massachusetts Report on Nursing.