IRRC No. 244

Death of Miss Lucie Odier

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On 6 December the ICRC was grieved to lose one of its longestserving members, Miss Lucie Odier, in her 99th year.Born in Geneva, Miss Odier obtained her nursing diploma in 1914; she thereafter unceasingly did credit to her profession, particularly by devoting herself to the care of military internees and civilian refugees in Switzerland during the First World War (1914–1918) and later to victims of the pandemic Spanish flu. In 1920 she was assigned to direct the Geneva Red Cross social hygiene dispensary and its visiting nurses service. Her exceptional work and modesty were recognized by all.

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