Mayer, Selma

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Mayer, Selma Gender: F
Sarah Selma Maÿer
born on 3 February 1884 at 16:45 (= 4:45 PM )
Place Hanau, Germany, 50n08, 8e55
Timezone LMT m8e55 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°18' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°47 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°17'

Selma Mayer (at Shaare Zedek Hospital in 1953)
photo: Jehonatan Leurer via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German-Israeli nurse known as 'Schwester Selma' (German for "Sister Selma" or "Nurse Selma"), who headed the nursing staff at the original Shaare Zedek Hospital on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem for nearly 50 years. For many years she was the right-hand assistant of the hospital's founding director, Dr. Moshe Wallach. Working long hours and with limited infrastructure, she trained and supervised all personnel at the hospital from 1916 to the 1930s, and founded the Shaare Zedek School of Nursing in 1934. She never married, and resided in a room in the hospital until her last day. In her later years she became known as the "Jewish Florence Nightingale" for her decades of selfless devotion to patient welfare. Schwester Selma died in Jerusalem on 5 February 1984, two days after her hundredth birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives. Wikipedia has place of Hanover.


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Nearly 50 years)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Centenarian, age 100)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Medical : Nurse/ Nurse's Aids (Head nurse)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession ("Jewish Florence Nightingale")