Emily Wayland Dinwiddie was a social worker and reformer. Born in Virginia, she
helped to professionalize and systematize social work. She drew on her experience as
a tenement inspector in New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh to write handbooks,
manuals, and forms. In her reports Dinwiddie placed an emphasis on maintaining high
standards of public health and sanitation in city tenements. In 1918 she joined the
American Red Cross in France, and continued to work for the. . .
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