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Maravene Deveney was born in York, Pennsylvania. She received a degree in chemistry from Goucher College in 1934 and her nursing diploma from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. Following graduation, she worked in the Women’s Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital and for the Instructive Visiting Nurse Service in Washington, D.C. She returned to the Johns Hopkins Hospital during World War II before leaving in 1947. She worked as a research assistant for the Johns Hopkins University chemistry department, and went on to work for major chemical companies, including McCormick Research Association, Huntington Research Center, and Becton, Dickinson. She retired in 1967. She was an active volunteer with Girl Scouts of America, the League of Women Voters, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumni Association. She received that Association’s Alumni Heritage Award in 1997.

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The Maravene Deveney Hamburger Collection includes correspondence, photographs, clippings and other material related to Hamburger’s role as alumni reprsentative for the school of nursing class of 1937. Also included are her nursing uniforms.

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