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Rosemary Lane

Rosemary Lane was the Head Nurse of the Emergency Room at the Oak Ridge Hospital during the years of the Manhattan Project. Lane received her RN from Loyola University in Chicago in 1942 and was recruited to join the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge in 1943.

She arrived in August and worked under Dr. Charles Rea, the hospital director at Oak Ridge. Lane helped care for injured soldiers when a troop train derailed outside of Jellico in July 1944 and also administered physical therapy to Maj. General Leslie Groves during a visit to Oak Ridge.

After the war, Lane met her husband in Oak Ridge and later moved to Washington, D.C.

Rosemary Lane's Timeline

  • 1921 Sep 8th Born in Holy Cross, Iowa.
  • 1942 Received RN Degree from Loyola University.
  • 1943 Aug 15th Arrived in Oak Ridge and joined the nursing department at Oak Ridge Hospital.

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