Index of the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


[Serial Volume 4] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (1905). — 1905

[Serial Volume 4:1] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (February, 1905). — 1905, February. — 1 issue

[Article 4:1] A Book Tea. — February 1905
This Book Tea was the "first of a series of entertainments " given by the students, with proceeds to go to the Library on Nursing. It was judged a success with a profit of $23.00 and a good time had by all.

[Article 4:1] Book Notes. — February 1905
Very brief summaries of numerous books for general enjoyment recommended by different alumnae.

[Article 4:1] Christmas in the Hospital. — February 1905
Brief account of the Christmas party held in the new Surgical Building of the hospital, which was especially enjoyed by the children who attended.

[Article 4:1] Christmas in the Nurses' Home. — February 1905
Account of the December 26 play given by the Class of 1905 called "Selebrated Slopkins Sisters Sircus." The audience was composed of the other classes in the school.

[Article 4:1] District Nursing for Orthopedic Clinics. — February 1905
Creator: Baer, William S. (William Stevenson), 1872-1931
The article describes the different effects of diseases with orthopedic effects, especially tuberculosis, cerebral palsies of children, and infantile paralysis. It describes several parts of treatment as well as the importance of early diagnosis and the role of the visiting nurse in both early diagnosis and teaching of the family. A special section of the article is devoted to the importance and technique of massage. The results of this program have been quite favorable.

[Article 4:1] Editorials (1) The Second Annual Meeting... (2) The School Nurse. (3) Since the Tuberculosis Exposition... (4) The Tuberculosis Nurse. (5) The two Conventions of Nurses... (6) The Magazine... . — February 1905
(1) Activities during the recent meeting of the MD. Association of Graduate Nurses held December 29, 1904. (2) The efforts of the MD State Society of Nurses and the Boards of Health and Education to obtain medical inspection of schools and presence of a school nurse. (3) Establishment of the MD Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis with two JH nurses included in the executive body of the group. (4) Announcement of the continuation of the Visiting Nurse for tuberculosis patients. (5) Preview of programs for upcoming conventions in Washington, D.C. for Society of Superintendents and the Associated Alumnae. (6) Introduction to article by Lavinia Dock in recent AJN on "The General Hospital in Vienna."

[Article 4:1] From the Adirondacks. — February 1905
Personal account (author unlisted) of a patient with tuberculosis of the care received over a year at a hospital in the Adirondack Mountains.

[Article 4:1] Items of Interest from the Press and Other Sources. — February 1905
Brief announcements of varied subjects: plans for building Walters Art Gallery, new hospitals or schools of nursing in different areas in Maryland, painting of Whistler's Mother, "charity developments" in Richmond, VA.

[Article 4:1] Letters. — February 1905
Creator: Phares, Le Moyne ;  Higgins, Cecilia Peake
Four (4) letters received by the Alumnae Magazine: correction of sex of baby born to an alumna, news of the staff at a hospital in Alabama, news of a small hospital in New York, change of plans for an infectious disease hospital in Baltimore.

[Article 4:1] News Notes. — February 1905

[Article 4:1] Quarterly Meeting of the J.H.H. Alumnae Association. — February 1905
Creator: Miller, Gertrude A. (1900)
Minutes of the quarterly meeting held January 31, 1905, including the report of the Treasurer and Finance Committee, summaries of reports of the Publishing Committee, Visiting Nurse, Registry Committee. New business included joining the "Association for the Prevention and Cure of Tuberculosis," and the alumnae pin.

[Article 4:1] Report of Visiting Nurse -- Outside Orthopedic Clinic, J.H.H. November 1st, 1904 to February 1st, 1905. — February 1905
Creator: Cullen, Mary Bartlett Dixon
This is a listing of the number of visits made by the Visiting Nurse during this period of time. It also gives the objectives of other home visits as checking "home conditions, reasons for neglect of treatment and absence from clinic, to explain reasons to parents, for operation."

[Article 4:1] The Cambridge, Maryland, Hospital from the Nurse's Point of View. — February 1905
Creator: Gorter, Marie A.
A nurse describes the physical set-up of this two-month old hospital for most of the article, but also devotes some of the article to a description of the beauty of the location of the hospital.

[Article 4:1] The Hospital and Training School. — February 1905
Brief announcements of activities at the hospital and school, including a series of lectures to be given for the school and for others who wish to attend. The outline of subjects for these special lectures is given in the article.

[Article 4:1] The Instructive Visiting Nurse Association. — February 1905
Proceedings, statistics, and other activities from the eighth annual meeting of the Baltimore IVNA. Speeches were given by Dr. Osler, Dr. Thayer and Miss Lent (the head nurse). Miss Lent described the routine work of the visiting nurse.

[Article 4:1] The Nursing at the Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for Sick Children An Opportunity for Experience in the Care of Infants and Young Children. — February 1905
A description of the location of and the work at the Wilson Sanitarium as an "invitation" to nurses to apply for work there.

[Serial Volume 4:2] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (May, 1905). — 1905, May. — 1 issue

[Article 4:2] "Materia Medica" in Guam. — May 1905
This article describes the many health problems on the small island of Guam where physicians have been making some progress, but where the author (who is not a nurse) has the work of a nurse with the population, especially the children. Because a naval station is located on the small island, the first attention goes to navy personnel, then the navy doctors help the natives as much as possible. The author gives several case studies to illustrate the diseases prevalent there and the difficulty in improving health.

[Article 4:2] Book Notes. — May 1905
Single sentence reviews of many recommended books on varieties of topics, fiction and non-fiction. Some of the recommended books are sent in by an alumna.

[Article 4:2] Deaths. — May 1905

[Article 4:2] Editorials (1) The Trustees of the J.H.U.... (2) Equaenimitas, by William Osler.(3) The Thirteenth Annual Meeting... (4) Child labor. (5) Public Schools of the United States. — May 1905
(1) Announcement of the division of the Chair of Medicine into two (2) separate chairs: Medicine and Clinical Medicine. (2) Introduction to new short book written by Dr. Osler. (3) Announcement of the upcoming meetings of the J.H. Nurses Alumnae Association. (4) Problems of Child Labor and what progress has/has not been made in this dilemma. (5) Need for medical/health laws and activities to protect children going to school, both in and out of the school.

[Article 4:2] From the Johns Hopkins Hospital. — May 1905
Two main items are presented: (1) the formation of a YWCA group at the School with its objectives and temporary officers; (2) changes in the method for bladder irrigation of female patients and a safer method of physical restraints for patients.

[Article 4:2] Items of Interest -- Miscellaneous. — May 1905
This section contains varied news items of interest: the will of Thomas Wilson establishing the Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for Children of Baltimore; launching of a new state government program to battle tuberculosis; extract of an article from the Sunpapers praising two JHH nurses for turning in a fire alarm; humorous story told by Dr. Osler; establishment of the first state branch of the Red Cross; establishment of a new kitchen at Bellevue Hospital; graduation of another class of student nurses at the Union Protestant Infirmary, established in 1890; Letter from Ella Butcher, 1901, of some of her experiences in India; brief announcement of state money approved for an infectious disease hospital.

[Article 4:2] News Notes. — May 1905

[Article 4:2] Quarterly Meeting of the J.H.H. Alumnae Association. — May 1905
Creator: Miller, Gertrude A. (1900)
Minutes of the proceedings at the regular quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association held April 5, 1905 including summaries of committee reports given and several items of new business.

[Article 4:2] The Maryland State Federation of Clubs -- Report of the Delegates. — May 1905
Creator: Smith, Anna Cora Jack ;  Lent, Mary E. ;  Carr, Ada M. ;  Miller, Gertrude A. (1900)
This article is a summary of the activities at the 6th annual meeting of the State Federation of Women's Clubs. Especially interesting were the number of papers presented that covered topics of direct concern to nurses, e.g. tuberculosis, health inspection of schools.

[Article 4:2] The Work of the Nurse in Medical Inspection of Schools. — May 1905
Medical inspection of public schools in the United States began in Boston in 1884, joined later by Chicago, New York. Baltimore was one of the earlier cities to join the movement, and Baltimore is to be praised for being the first city to use a nurse in addition to physicians. The inspection includes a sanitary check of the physical environment plus checks on the students in various areas, e.g. vaccinations, skin quality, eye and ear problems. The positive results of such a program have been enormous.

[Article 4:2] Tuberculosis Work in Minneapolis. — May 1905
Creator: Jamme, Marie R.
This is a report of the year old Anti-Tuberculosis group in Minneapolis. The work has been slow, but progress is being made. Two examples are given as to the success of the work. Hindering the work in Minneapolis is that there is neither a private nor public hospital for tuberculosis patients. But the writer is optimistic that the "results of these first hard years (will) begin to show themselves in good round figures."

[Serial Volume 4:3] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (August 1905). — 1905, August. — 1 issue

[Article 4:3] Address on Graduation Day, 1905. — August 1905
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
In her address on Graduation Day, Miss Nutting discusses these main topics: the increase in numbers of the student nurses as well as the increase in patients needing care, the success of the "Preparatory" course begun at Hopkins, the need for a school of nursing to be independent of others, the huge increase in visiting nurses and the need of even more, the inclusion of a nurse in the health inspection of schools in Baltimore, the growth of the nurses' library, appreciation of the physicians who give "constant and valuable" assistance in teaching the students -- without any monetary compensation for this.

[Article 4:3] Deaths. — August 1905
Following this notation of the death of this alumna is a biographical obituary which notes her being a member of the first graduating class of student nurses at JHH.

[Article 4:3] Editorials (1) The Magazine extends... (2) Central Directory. (3) Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses. (4) The Alumnae Pin. (5) A Growing Work. (6)The Alumnae's Gift to Dr. Osler. (7) Children at the Hospital. — August 1905
(1) Thanks to Mrs. Cullen for her work as president of the Alumnae Association. (2) Importance for nurses to read the report of the Committee on a Central Directory. (3) Announcement of how to obtain a copy of the proceedings of the MD State Association of Graduate Nurses. (4) Decision of giving of contract for making the pin. (5) Increase of funding for two (2) nurses for "visiting" activities. (6) Gift of alumnae to Dr. Osler and his thanks. (7) Provision in will of Harriet Lane Johnston for establishing a children's hospital on the grounds of Hopkins Hospital.

[Article 4:3] Graduation Day at the Hospital. — August 1905
Summary of the activities and events during Graduation Day includes the listing of the scholarship recipients plus a long summary of the address given by Dr. Ely (who did not have a written copy of his talk) on nursing opportunities for social service.

[Article 4:3] Letters. — August 1905
Creator: Close, Etha Butcher
The first letter is from Etha Butcher from India, getting that school of nursing going. Miss Jack, from London, has sent several newspaper clippings plus a magazine article about an interview with the matron of nurses at a British hospital.

[Article 4:3] Marriages. — August 1905

[Article 4:3] News from the Press and Other Sources. — August 1905
(1) Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun on the promotion of Dr. Florence Sabin at JHU. (2)Announcement of the speech by Mrs. W. M. Ellicott on the Medical Inspection of Schools. (3)Brief announcement of a nurse's trip to the Philippines to organize a Red Cross chapter there. (4)Announcement of the commission to the artist John S. Sargent to paint the portrait of "the Big Four" physicians. (5)Establishment of a central nurse registry in Toronto.

[Article 4:3] News Notes. — August 1905
This "News Notes" contains a brief description of the Ingleside Convalescent Home for Children, opened near Catonsville on July 1, 1905.

[Article 4:3] Nurses and the Red Cross Society. — August 1905
Appeal to nurses to assist in the work of the Red Cross as well as in the establishment of widespread chapters of the organization. Special mention is made of the effort in Maryland.

[Article 4:3] Nurses at the Isthmus. — August 1905
Incentive offers for nurses at the Isthmus of Panama emphasizing both the need and rebutting the claim by newspapers regarding the lack of safety there. Included is the procedure to follow when applying.

[Article 4:3] Portrait of William Osler. — August 1905
Full page black-and-white photograph of Dr. Osler

[Article 4:3] The Public School Nurse in Baltimore. — August 1905
Creator: Hunt, Florence A.
Marked improvement in the health of school children in Baltimore has been noted since the inspection of schools was started with two physicians and one nurse. The nurse writes of the many problems found, the treatment and follow-up, the improvement of the children's health, and the appreciation and compliance of the parents. During this first four month period, over nine and a half thousand children had been visited and treated. The writer also emphasizes the importance of the visits to the homes.

[Article 4:3] Thirteenth Annual Report of the Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses 1904 - 1905. — August 1905
The first page of this report is the listing of the new officers of the Alumnae Association with the members of all standing and special committees for the coming year. Following this are the minutes of the meeting giving several items discussed and voted on, the detailed Treasurer's Report, the previous year's review by the outgoing president, and the complete reports of the chairmen of the committees. It also includes alengthy report on the meetings of the American Federation of Nurses. The final inclusion is the speech given by Mabel Boardman discussing the Red Cross.

[Serial Volume 4:4] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (November 1905). — 1905, November. — 1 issue

[Article 4:4] Death. — November 1905
Besides the notice of the death of this alumna, following the notice there is a brief biography and a tribute to her from a group of her classmates.

[Article 4:4] Editorials (1) Nursing Yellow Fever. (2) Public Spirited Nurses. (3) Some Valuable Statistics. (4) The Nurse in the Public School. (5) The Maryland Chapter of the Consumers' League. (6) Central Directory. (7) Miss Lawler. — November 1905
(1) Introduction to article in this issue on the Yellow Fever epidemic in New Orleans. (2) Assistance given by graduates of The Orange Training School for Nurses for a visiting nurse for tuberculosis patients. (3) Reference to recent issue of American Journal of Nursing on Visiting Nurses in the United States. (4) The success in Baltimore of the inclusion of a nurse in the medical inspection of public schools. (5) Upcoming "fight" coming up in Maryland legislature on mandatory length of time for children in public schools. (6) Reference to a letter in this issue about a problem with having a Central Registry. (7) Announcement of the resignation of Elsie Lawler to accept a new position in Toronto. Also mentioned without sub-titles are: the resignation of Emily McDonnell as superintendent of nurses in Albany, NY and sympathy expressed to member of the alumnae at the death of her husband.

[Article 4:4] How We Met the Epidemic of Yellow Fever in New Orleans. — November 1905
Creator: Holmes, Ethel A. (1903)
This is a description of how the people in New Orleans defeated the Yellow Fever bearing mosquito. The writer states that the death rate was much lower than "Northern newspapers" would have people believe. The battle was not only to protect the population, but also to preserve the future of New Orleans in all aspects. She reviews the actions from the first report when the doctor in charge of the Board of Health, being one of the few to believe the source of infection as the mosquito, took measures for sanitation and screening as protection. The measures taken were complicated and many; much of the population was unknowledgable about sanitary and health activities; many doctors and other workers were attacked in their efforts. A new sanitary hospital was created to help with the battle; the people were quickly educated; a new diet kitchen was created. The treatments were many and complicated. The writer speaks very little of her activities during the epidemic, but she called it "interesting" as she took charge of several hospital wards.

[Article 4:4] Limair. — November 1905
Creator: Hunner, Isabella S. (Mrs. Guy L.)
This is a description of a "health resort" at Luray, VA where the hygienic air in pumped from the nearby caverns into the resort rooms. It is a perfect place for recuperation of certain diseases, e.g asthma, bronchitis, hay fever.

[Article 4:4] Marriages. — November 1905
A marriage is listed between Catherine Elizabeth Thompson and Dr. Kenneth Lowler Reid, but there is no record of a Catherine Elizabeth Thompson graduating from -- or even attending -- JHH Training School from the years of 1891 through 1905.

[Article 4:4] News Notes. — November 1905
This News/Notes also includes several brief announcements: opening of The Lyleside Convalescent Home, a book auction for the Tuberculosis Sanitarium, a JHU Glee Club concert, winter activities of the YMCA at the school of nursing.

[Article 4:4] Newspaper Clippings. — November 1905
This contains brief comments or accounts of three topics: a court ruling about child labor at coal mines; need for donations to carry on the fight against tuberculosis; the health picture at the building of the Panama Canal.

[Article 4:4] Report of the Quarterly Meeting. — November 1905
Creator: MacMahon, Amy E.
Minutes of the proceedings of the regular Quarterly meeting of the JHH Nurses' Alumnae Association including summaries of the various committee reports.

[Article 4:4] Synopsis of Discussion on the Question of a Central Registry Held at Quarterly Meeting on October 28. — November 1905
Summary of the discussion at the Quarterly meeting of the Nurses' Alumnae on the pros and cons of having a central registry in Baltimore. Included are many individual opinions, written and oral, giving rationale for the decisions, on the subject.

[Article 4:4] The Central Registry. — November 1905
Creator: Miller, Amy P.
The work continues on the advisability of having a Central Resistry. That work on hearing from other alumnae has included a report on the success of one in Cincinnati but only failures in other places. The search for informtion continues.

[Article 4:4] The Club Ground Rent. — November 1905
Brought up at the Quarterly meeting of the Alumnae was the availability for purchase of the ground rent on the Nurses' Home. Also printed is the letter from our lawyer advising that this is inadvisable due to the lack of money in the treasury for this purpose.

[Article 4:4] The First Training School for Nurses in America. — November 1905
Creator: Jamme, Anna C.
The first training school for nurses was founded in 1855 in Boston by a German female physician who had to come to the United States to achieve her medical diploma since Germany did not give this education to women. The first class, organized and carried out by this female doctor, was six nurses who did not receive any diploma for their study. In 1872, the "new" hospital in Roxbury opened and the nurses' training was extended to a year. The school grew and in 1882, the course was extended to 16 months and a superintendent of nurses was employed. The students were under a heavy burden with no living arrangements provided, the number of patients increased. Later, a nurses' home was provided. In 1897, under emergency circumstnaces, Clara Noyes (JHH 1896) took over and worked through the difficulties to get the school functioning and productive once again. Then Anna Jamme (JHH 1897) took over. The course is now three years long; the 8 hour shift of duty is in force; uniforms and textbooks are supplied students. As the writer concludes, "a preliminary course alone remains to bring up the School to the most advance methods."

[Article 4:4] The Hospital and the Training School. — November 1905
This is a listing of the appointments for the year 1905 - 1906 for the nursing at the JH Hospital and at the JHH Training School for Nurses.

[Article 4:4] The Moral and Legal Responsibility of Nurses in the Purchase and Prescribing of Medicine. — November 1905
The entire article by a professor of pharmacy apologetically discusses the impropriety of nurses obtaining medications on their own for patients -- without a doctor's orders. The illegality of it is brought out; the ethical lapse also is emphasized. Although it applies to all medications, most of the article centers on the opiates and the many dangers of this practice. It also writes of the unknown opiates that reside in many compound drugs.

[Article 4:4] Tuberculosis Work of the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association of Baltimore. — November 1905
Creator: La Motte, Ellen N.
A visiting nurse for only the tuberculosis patients was funded through the efforts of Mrs. William Osler, thereby relieving other visiting nurses for care of the more acutely ill. Tuberculosis nursing differs from "ordinary" district nursing in that the tubercular patient generally is not bedridden and there is no special treatment to be given. The greater part of the work is instructive and preventive for the patient as well as for his family. The big three categories for instruction are fresh air, food, and prevention. The writer also points out that for elimination of the disease in the state, we need more tuberculosis nurses and proper hospital facilities for advanced cases.

[Article 4:4] Visiting Nursing in Newark, New Jersey. — November 1905
Creator: Dancy, Charlotte Elizabeth
This article describes the growth of the visiting nurse service in Newark from its beginning in November 1902. From the single nurse for service to the sick poor and needy, progress has included the addition of two more nurses for those who can pay some of the charges, visits to the schools for children, Day Nurseries, and large department stores, with the addition of factories coming next. The writer concludes that soon visiting nursing will be "well established throughout" the city of Newark.