Ethel Gordon Fenwick
(1857-1947)

woman and nursing reformer

Died aged c. 90

Ethel Gordon Fenwick (née Manson; 26 January 1857 – 13 March 1947) was a British nurse who played a major role in the History of Nursing in the United Kingdom. She campaigned to procure a nationally recognised certificate for nursing, to safeguard the title "Nurse", and lobbied Parliament to pass a law to control nursing and limit it to "registered" nurses only.

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Ethel Gordon Fenwick 1857-1947 nursing reformer lived here 1887-1924

20 Upper Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1887-1924)