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Clara Barton

1912 – Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, died at age 90. The Joslin Diabetes Center is located at her birthplace in North Oxford, Massachusetts, a historic site. She worked with the wounded in the Civil War and provided supplies for medical personnel. President Abraham Lincoln asked her to search for missing soldiers. She formed the American Red Cross in 1882. Read more about Clara Barton.

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