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After serving overseas as a nurse for the U.S. Army - even contracting dengue fever herself - Clara Maass answered the call for volunteers in Havana, where dozens were dying of yellow fever daily. While there, Maass was the only woman to participate in an experiment to determine the root of the yellow fever epidemic. It was her sacrifice that proved the Aedes Aegypti mosquito to be the cause, put an end to those experiments and led to life-saving treatment. Today, RWJBarnabas Health proudly honors Clara Maass as she is inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Her courageous spirit lives on at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, New Jersey.
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After serving overseas as a nurse for the U.S. Army - even contracting dengue fever herself - Clara Maass answered the call for volunteers in Havana, where dozens were dying of yellow fever daily. While there, Maass was the only woman to participate in an experiment to determine the root of the yellow fever epidemic. It was her sacrifice that proved the Aedes Aegypti mosquito to be the cause, put an end to those experiments and led to life-saving
treatment. Today, RWJBarnabas
Health proudly honors Clara
Maass as she is inducted
into the New Jersey Hall
of Fame. Her courageous
spirit lives on at
Clara Maass
Medical Center in
Belleville, New Jersey.
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