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    Adah Belle Samuels Thoms (January 12, 1870 – February 21, 1943) was an African American nurse who fought for African Americans to serve as army nurses during World War I. Thoms co-founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses. She was also director of the Lincoln School for Nurses. She was among the first nurses inducted into the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame when it was established in 1976.

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