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Amy Miller was born in Pennsylvania. She was the first nursing student to be awarded a scholarship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses and received her nursing diploma in 1900. She worked for the Instructive Visiting Nurses Association in Baltimore following graduation. She was also head nurse at Thomas Wilson Sanatorium for Babies. In 1903, she acted as superintendent of the Church Home and Infirmary School of Nursing for one year. She studied at the Teachers College of Columbia University for a year before becoming an instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1910. She also completed graduate medical courses at Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From 1917 to 1921 she was an instructor in theory at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses. She received numerous invitations to teach at other universities and hospitals. She was an active member of the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Association, and serving as editor of the Alumnae magazine and particularly devoting herself to the role of chairman of the Endowment Fund Committee. During her tenure she successfully raised over $50,000 and helped promote the idea of an autonomous nursing school.

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The Amy P. Miller Collection consists of anatomical drawings she created for medical courses at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University.

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