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


[Serial Volume 5] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (1906). — 1906

[Serial Volume 5:1] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (February, 1906). — 1906, February. — 1 issue

[Article 5:1] A Letter from Southern Pines, N.C.. — February 1906
Creator: Richards, Elizabeth B.
This "letter" describes the little town of Southern Pines, N.C. as a fine health retreat with several boarding homes and hotels plus an "inhalatory" for meeting after morning and afternoon walks. It also includes two sanitoriums for those with chronic illnesses, because these people are not allowed to live in the other accommodations.

[Article 5:1] An Address from Dr. Trudeau. — February 1906
This is a brief summary of a visit and talk by Dr. Trudeau to the student nurses, in which he spoke of the history of his sanitarium in Saranac and the work done there. He stressed that there has been no spread of contagion to workers there as he paid a high tribute to "his nurses."

[Article 5:1] Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses. — February 1906
Minutes of the proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses, held on January 30 and 31, 1906. The report gives the different papers that were read on each day, and the election of officers for the coming year.

[Article 5:1] Being a Brief Account of the Formation of the Society of the Teresians. — February 1906
On December 13, 1905, Miss Nutting held a meeting of all head nurses and senior nursing students at which time the Society of the Teresians was initiated. It would have two objectives: first, the study of the "history of nursing," and second,to aid in the building up of the historical library of the school. It was voted to name it after Saint Teresa. Finally, the officers were elected and an outline of subjects to be taken up during the winter was distributed, with the date and topics for the next meeting also distributed.

[Article 5:1] Difficulties of Nursing Contagious Cases in Baltimore. — February 1906
Creator: O' Bryan, M. Grace
Using several case studies for illustration, the writer points out the crucial need for better treatment of patients with contagious diseases, of the need for a Contagious Hospital. Baltimore is far behind many other cities in providing care in this respect. She appeals to all nurses to help remedy the deficit. (Paper delivered at the Annual Meeing of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses, Johns Hopkins Alumnae Association)

[Article 5:1] Editorials (1) Gift to the Training School. (2) Registration. (3) Maryland State Association. (4) The Publication Committee... (5) A Word of Thanks. — February 1906
(1) Thanks to Helen Wilmer Athey (1905) for her gift of a new, additional residence for nurses. (2)Call to registration to avoid having to take an examination. (3)Introduction to article in this issue on the recent annual meeting of the MD. State Society of Nurses. (4) Appeal to alumnae to maintain correct addresses in order not to miss receiving the Alumnae Magazine. (5)Thanks from Mary Lent (1895) to all the special nurse volunteers for the help received from them by the IVNS.
In Editorial #5, thanks are sent to "Miss Wilson." Since there are several Miss Wilson's who graduated before or in 1906, it has been impossible to designate which one should be cited.

[Article 5:1] News and Notes. — February 1906

[Article 5:1] President's Address. — February 1906
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
In this speech, Miss Nutting brings up some of the problems facing the profession. First, she addresses the need for more qualified nurses because of the moves to shut out the incompetent nurses who have been giving care to so many lower or middle class patients/families. Next, she brings uup the needs of so many "small and special hospitals" that cannot meet the standards set by the Association. Another problem is the excessive load of patients carried by the few Tuberculosis Nurses. Finally, she discusses the need for the PREVENTION of illness, especially among the poor and unknowledgeable. (Portions of the Address read at the Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses.)
In Editorial #5, thanks are sent to "Miss Wilson." Since there are several Miss Wilson's who graduated before or in 1906, it has been impossible to designate which one should be cited.

[Article 5:1] Report of the Quarterly Meeting. — February 1906
This contains the minutes of the proceedings of the January meeting of the Alumnae Association, including the reports of The Hourly Nursing Committee and the Publication Committee.

[Article 5:1] The Work Cure. — February 1906
Creator: MacDonald, V. May
As opposed to the Rest Cure, this enterprise in Marblehead, MA. is managed by two physicians and devoted to the treatment of "nervous" patients by giving them increasing pieces of work, such as pottery, wood-carving, etc. The program has been very successful for this type of patient.

[Article 5:1] Visiting Nursing in the Mountains. — February 1906
Using frequent case studies, this article tells of the initial contact and the following five years spent by a nurse in an out-of-the-way mountain community in Northwest North Carolina. The hardships were many, the payments so frequently not in money -- or not at all, but this courageous nurse carried on her work.

[Serial Volume 5:2] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (June, 1906). — 1906, June. — 1 issue

[Article 5:2] A Fifteenth Century Hospital. — June 1906
This hospital was built in 1443 and still is managed by nuns dressed in the traditional attire of nuns. It was built by a Chancellor Rolin at the insistence of his wife, Guigone de Salins, who was responding to the effects of the five epidemics of the plague and who also worked in the hospital as a nurse. There is a description of the hospital with its monuments of both religious and healing nature inside. Descendants of the Rolin family still are active with the hospital.

[Article 5:2] Editorials (1) At the meeting... (2) The Fourteenth Annual Meeting... (3) At a Special Meeting... (4) The Maryland Association of Graduate Nurses...(5) This Number of the Magazine... (6) Dr. Knox's Paper... (7) An Amendment... (8) Those of us who are interested... (9) The death of Maud Harrell. — June 1906
(1) Announcement of the appointment of Miss Nutting to new Chair at Columbia Teachers' College, New York. (2) Brief announcement of 14th Annual Meeting of Alumnae Association with statement of the report to be published in August issue of the Magazine. (3)Single sentence statement of Alumnae voting to send $50 to Red Cross for San Francisco victims. (4) Brief announcemnt of appointment of a "tuberculosis" nurse by MD. Association of Graduate Nurses. (5) Introduction to two articles in this issue by two alumnae. (6) Introduction to an article in this issue of the Relation of the Milk Supply to Infant Mortality.(7) Discussion of the victory won by the defeat by the MD. Legislature of the Maryland Nurses' Registration Bill. (8)Discussion of the partial victory by the recent legislation regarding child labor. (9) Announcement of the death of a member of the Class of 1902 from tuberculosis.

[Article 5:2] Marriages. — June 1906

[Article 5:2] Notes and News. — June 1906

[Article 5:2] Notes from Arguments Suggested by Nurses in Favor of Central Directory. — June 1906
Creator: Foard, Virginia Lee McMaster
In this article an alumna offers arguments against having a Central Registry in Baltimore. She writes there is no demand for one in Baltimore, it is too much work for a single Registrar, unfamiliar nurses will be ignored, partially-trained nurses will be excluded, the preference of the writer to be under "our own Alumnae Association," the development of jealousy between different schools. She concludes that "The time is not yet!"

[Article 5:2] Nursing Care for Those of Moderate Income. — June 1906
Creator: Lewis, M. Eleanor Boyer
There are three groups of patients as far as payment is concerned: the very rich who can afford all costs, the very poor who can afford to pay nothing and are Charity patients, and the majority of patients who are of "moderate income" and can pay part, but not all, of the fee. This article tells of the experiences of a nurse alumna who cared for all, but concentrates on the experiences with those who can afford to pay something, but not all. The writer tells of caring for "factory hands, foundry men, cobblers, and so on, to saloon-keepers and even a Supreme Court Judge" as she adjusted her prices according to ability to pay. She summarizes by writing that the experience was the "most satisfactory work I know."

[Article 5:2] Obituary (Death). — June 1906
Creator: Winne Jr, Sarah Foster Merrill ;  Burnham, Florence Manson ;  Hoyt, Margaret Bliss

[Article 5:2] Progress of the Tuberculosis Movement in Maryland. — June 1906
First, the article comments on recent legislation vs. the spread of tuberculosis (including non-spitting ordinances) that the Tuberculosis Commission of Maryland praises very highly. In addition, the legislature has passed two bills giving money for the erection of a State sanitarium and giving money to already existing Eudowood Sanitarium. Also, the already functioning two tuberculosis nurses will be joined by a third who is being funded by the Hopkins Nursing Alumnae Association. There also are two tuberculosis dispensaries, especially valuable in bringing in early cases of tuberculosis. Finally, the report cites the activity of the Maryland Association for the Relief and Prevention of Tuberculosis.

[Article 5:2] Report of the Quarterly Meeting. — June 1906
Creator: MacMahon, Amy E.
Minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of the Alumnae Association held on April 14, 1906, including summaries of the Treasurer's Report, other relevant business, plus summaries of two papers given at the meeting.

[Article 5:2] The Albany Hospital and Training School. — June 1906
Creator: Simpson, Effie
First, the article describes in detail the physical layout of this hospital built in 1898, with spacious grounds, separate buildings for different specialties with the only department in the nation for mental illness, the recent opening of a pavilion for contagious diseases, closeness to transportation yet distant from the noise of the city. There also is a nurses Training School, and the conditions and courses and other activities are described in detail.

[Article 5:2] The Hospital and Training School. — June 1906
This is a summary of the activities at the Graduating exercises for the Class of 1906, held on May 24, 1906. Also included are the announcement that Ada M. Carr is leaving JHH to become superintendent of nurses at a hospital in New Jersey; and the detailed description of the "grand prize" won by the school for the best exhibition for nursing at the Exposition in St. Louis.

[Article 5:2] The Relation of the Milk Supply to Infant Mortality. — June 1906
Creator: Knox, J. H. Mason
The article addresses the care of infants born to families living in poverty, those infants responsible for the largest infant mortality rates, with fully one-third of the total child mortality due to faulty or the lack of nutrition, along with unhygienic surroundings. However, the overwhelming majority of these deaths are of babies that are bottle fed, often with "impure and dishonest milk." A recent study showed great amounts of bacterial contamination and proposed legislation to force the minimization of such contamination. An example is given of the successful work of a hospital in Nancy, France. In the United States now there are Milk Dispensaries which sell good milk at a nominal cost to the poor. The mortality rate has plummeted. An upcoming exhibit is to be held in Baltimore to help residents realize the importance of good milk and lead to increased resources for good milk for babies affordable by the poorest, thus leading to an even greater reduction in the mortality rate.

[Article 5:2] The Toronto Central Registry. — June 1906
Creator: Barwick, Ethel B.
The Central Registry of Toronto began operation on June 1, 1905 with 27 graduate nurses and has blossomed to its current 189 members, run by one registrar. The workings and advantages of such a system are reviewed by the writer, as are the relationships with hospitals and physicians.

[Serial Volume 5:3] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (August, 1906). — 1906, August. — 1 issue

[Article 5:3] Address on Graduation Day, 1906. — August 1906
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
Beginning with an earlier quotation that nurses are not considered "professional" because their work is "largely practical," Miss Nutting then proceeds to speak of the new avenues for nurses. At first almost always trained to be "private duty" nurses, now there is a "phenomenal increase in the opportunities" for nurses in institutions and as District and Visiting nurses in the community. With this comes the need for women of greater skill and greater scientific knowledge -- a broader education in nursing. To achieve this increased ability, increased education from trained nursing instructors is necessary. She also points out that the "least expensive" way of caring for patients in hospitals is through the use of students in training schools connected with the hospitals. However, even these schools lack student education in specialties, such as obstetrics and pediatrics. She concludes with the idea for nursing schools giving a complete course of study. Such a school "is the next step forward in the education of nurses."

[Article 5:3] Alumnae Convention at Detroit. — August 1906
This is a summary of the activities at the recent Ninth Annual Convention of Nurses Associated Alumnae of the United States held at Detroit on June 5, 6 and 7, 1906. Also, however, is a lengthy account of the visit on the way home to the Shredded Wheat Factory described as a model of cleanliness, health, and consideration for employees and the public.

[Article 5:3] Commencement Day at the Hospital. — August 1906
This is a summary of the activities held for commencement day for the Class of 1906, including the address made to the class by Dr. Gilman. It should be noted that this was the last graduation over which Miss Nutting would preside, since she had resigned to take over the responsibilities at Columbia University. It also includes the listing of the scholarship awards for each class.

[Article 5:3] Editorials (1) The Magazine is Very Fortunate... (2) We extend a warm welcome...(3) The April Number. — August 1906
(1) Introduction to four (4) articles printed in this issue. (2) Single sentence to welcome graduating class of 1906. (3) Single sentence statement of issue of a New York published magazine devoted entirely to nursing.

[Article 5:3] Extracts from Miss Damer's Address at Nurses' Associated Alumnae. — August 1906
In this address the speaker emphasizes the role of every nurse not only to care for the sick but, perhaps even more, to become educated in and influential in the prevention of illness and the fostering of health and well-being. She bemoans the fact that while the wealthy and the very poor have access to care, the huge struggling middle class too often is ignored. She also speaks of the need for nurses to join the fight against social ills, the prevention of poverty, the correction of ignorance of the public. All of this is within the scope of nursing.

[Article 5:3] Fourteenth Annual Report of the Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses. — August 1906
This article first contains a list of all officers, members of the Board, committee chairmen and committee members of the Association. The remainder consists of the minutes, proceedings of the annual meeting including the full treasurer's report, message from the president of the Association, reports of all standing and special committees, and a talk about the course at Teachers College, Columbia by the Superintendent of Sheppard and Pratt Hospital in Baltimore. In the message by the President, Miss Bartlett gives a concise but complete history of the Alumnae Association and the continuing need for support.

[Article 5:3] Marriages. — August 1906

[Article 5:3] News Notes. — August 1906
This News Notes article also contains a tribute to the School and Miss Nutting as printed in the Baltimore Evening Newspaper, an article from a New York newspaper about John Sargent's painting of the Hopkins "Big Four" doctors, and two letters about donations given in memory of Mary Emory Manning, Class of 1891.

[Serial Volume 5:4] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (December, 1906). — 1906, December. — 1 issue

[Article 5:4] Book and Magazine Notes. — December 1906
Reviews of three (3) books, one of which is the true story of a young country girl trying to make a decent life for herself in New York City, the other two (2) of medical and nursing interest. Also included are excerpts from three (3) magazines of medical interest.

[Article 5:4] Editorials (1) It will interest our readers... (2) Miss Nutting's talk on Florence Nightingale... (3) We are glad to publish in this number... (4) Miss La Motte's article... (5) Miss Dock... (6) A Field Nurse for Old Bellevue... (7) It is pleasant to find... (8) The Alumnae Association. — December 1906
(1) Dr. Hurd has been granted a year's leave of absence and in his honor a portrait of him was presented to the hospital at a dinner honoring him. (2) Brief summary of a talk given by Miss Nutting on the contributions of Miss Nightingale when the Alumnae Club received an engraving of her as a gift. (3) Introduction to an article in this issue on the effects of the new Child Labor Law. (4) Introduction to an article in this issue by Ellen La Motte on tuberculosis patients sent to the country. (5) Summary of and comments on a recent article by Lavinia Dock in the American Journal of Nursing on "training for visiting nurses." (6) Bellevue Hospital now has a special nurse who devotes her time to preparing patients for discharge. (7) Brief comments about Dr. Osler in England as officiating at the opening of a new building for care of the sick. (8) Tribute to Susan B. Anthony and donation of a sum of money as contribution to the erection of an "Anthony Memorial Building" in Rochester.

[Article 5:4] Notes and News. — December 1906

[Article 5:4] Report of Corresponding Member of the Consumers' League. — December 1906
Creator: Smead, Cora Baker
The Consumers' League is a group who encourage purchases only of goods produced under fair conditions, that is workers receiving fair wages, sanitary conditions, avoidance of child labor in the production of the goods. The report explains that when the conditions of production are fair and wholesome, a Label of the Consumer's League will be applied. The article continues to discuss the efforts of the League to get a good Child Labor Law passed in Maryland. All consumers are encouraged to purchase only goods that pass the inspection.

[Article 5:4] Report of Delegate to Nurses' Convention in Detroit. — December 1906
Creator: Reed, Reiba Thelin
This very thorough and complete report of the recent convention includes all of the business conducted during the meetings as well as the contents of all the papers read during the convention. One of the continuing problems of nursing over the entire country is how people of moderate incomes can get the proper care (i.e. "Hourly" care for the middle class).

[Article 5:4] Report of the Quarterly Meeting. — December 1906
Creator: MacMahon, Amy E.
Minutes and proceedings of the Quarterly Meeting of the Alumnae Association held on November 3, 1906. Special attention was paid to the recent death of Susan B. Anthony, whose work for women has made possible women's advancement in all fields.

[Article 5:4] The Danger of Sending Consumptives to the Country. — December 1906
Creator: La Motte, Ellen N.
The article tells of the mistaken idea that "fresh air" is the best cure for tuberculosis patients in any stage of the disease. The condition of the patients on return to the city disputes this concept. In addition, there is a great danger to the country communities where the patients were sent. The writer uses brief case studies to illustrate all of her points. She concludes that "for advanced cases we need hospitals, not farm houses."

[Article 5:4] The Hospital and Training School Appointments for the Years 1906 - 1907. — December 1906
Basically this is a listing of the superintendents and instructors appointed for the year 1906 - 1907 for the hospital and the school. Hospital appointments also includes the list of alumnae whose appointments are away from Hopkins.

[Article 5:4] The Significance of Welfare Work. — December 1906
This article writes of "welfare work" as being the "concrete expression of the interest of employers in the welfare of their employees" by doing such things as provision of clean and bright places to work, maybe having a doctor or nurse available, help when employees are ill, etc. The current system, the writer finds, is inadequate for the employees. The article goes on to explain some of the inadequacies of the system, concluding with a case history to illustrate this.