Woman Who Gained High Honors in Her Profession Passes Away at Her S. F. Home.
Dr. Florence Nightingale Ward, one of the nation's foremost women surgeons, died last night at her home, 2700 Broadway, after having practiced in this city since 1888.
As a war worker, Dr. Ward gave much of her time in the last two years to the Medical Board of the National Defense, being a member of both bodies. She was also head of the base hospital unit of the women physicians.
Dr. Ward was the first woman ever elected to membership in the American College of Surgeons. She had enjoyed high honors in her profession, including two terms as vice president of the American Institute of Homeopathy, and the presidency of the Obstetric Society of the American Institute of Homeopathy.
Born in San Francisco in 1860, Dr. Ward was educated in this city and New York, and made four trips to Europe to study. For many years she was professor of obstetrics at Hahnemann Medical College. In 1907 she established a private sanitarium at 1195 Bush street.
Dr. Ward is survived by two sisters, Miss Irene Ferguson and Mrs. Harry Burieson, and three daughters, Mrs. Morse Erskine and Mrs. George Wolff, of this city, and Mrs. M. D. Mattison of Montclair, N. J.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p. m. tomorrow.
Source: San Francisco Examiner. 16 December 1919.