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Ida M. Cannon (1877-1960), pioneer in medical social work, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Wilma Denio and Colbert Hanchett Cannon. A graduate of the St. Paul (Minn.) City and County Hospital Training School for Nursing (1898), Cannon also studied sociology and psychology before coming to Boston, where for nearly four decades she directed the growth of social work at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cornelia (James) Cannon (1876-1969), a best-selling author and civic leader was active with the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, the Cambridge Civic Association, and the League of Women Voters. She married Ida Cannon's brother, Walter Bradford Cannon (1871-1945), who taught physiology at Harvard Medical School and was George Higginson Professor of Physiology and chair of the department. An innovator in both research and medical education, he adapted the case method for teaching medicine in the early 1900s. They had five children: Bradford Cannon, Wilma (Cannon) Fairbank, Linda (Cannon) Burgess, Marian (Cannon) Schlesinger, and Helen (Cannon) Bond.

From the description of Papers, 1887-1980 (inclusive), 1917-1945 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008964

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creatorOf Cannon family. Papers, 1887-1980 (inclusive), 1917-1945 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Bartlett, Harriett M. (Harriett Moulton) person
associatedWith Birth Control League of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith Bond, Helen Cannon, 1915- person
associatedWith Burgess, Linda Cannon. person
associatedWith Cabot, Richard C. (Richard Clarke), 1868-1939. person
associatedWith Cambridge Public School Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Cannon, Bernice, 1875- person
associatedWith Cannon, Bradford, 1907-2005. person
associatedWith Cannon, Cornelia James, b. 1876. person
associatedWith Cannon, Ellen DeNormandie. person
associatedWith Cannon, Ida M. (Ida Maud), b. 1877. person
associatedWith Cannon, Walter B. (Walter Bradford), 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926. person
associatedWith Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991. person
associatedWith Fairbank, Wilma Cannon, 1909-2002. person
associatedWith Harvard Medical School corporateBody
associatedWith Hodder, Jessie Donaldson, 1870-1931. person
associatedWith Massachusetts General Hospital. Social Service Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, Cherry, 1888- person
associatedWith Münsterberg, Hugo, 1863-1916. person
associatedWith Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich, 1849-1936. person
associatedWith Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College. Class of 1899. corporateBody
associatedWith Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007. person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Marian Cannon. person
associatedWith Simmons College (Boston, Mass.). School of Social Work corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Medical Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Naval Radio School (Harvard University) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cambridge (Mass.)
United States
Soviet Union
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Medical social work
Military uniforms
Parent and child
Public schools
Social workers
Voyages and travels
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
Women social reformers
Women travelers
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Authors, American
Women authors, American
Automobile travel
Birth control


Active 1887

Active 1980

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