Oral history of Martha Hill
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Martha Hill earned a diploma from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and received her bachelor’s degree from the university in 1966. She earned a master's in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977 and a doctorate in behavioral sciences in 1986 from what is now the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She served as dean of the School of Nursing for more than a decade and was formerly the president of the American Heart Association. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and holds joint faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. In this oral history, Hill describes her time as a nursing student in the 1960s, her medical career, and her work with the School of Nursing as a faculty member and dean, as well as changes in the practice of medicine generally over time. This oral history is part of the Mame Warren oral histories series.