Announcement of a three month post-graduate course at Sheppard Pratt Hospital School for Nurses, including a brief description of the course.
[Article 7:1] A Recent Development in Preventive Medicine. — March 1908
The article begins with the need for women to be educated in order for them to be a more vital force in community value. The bulk of the article deals with venereal disease, which in women had been treated by imprisonment but which in men tended to be ignored. Finally, the medical field has realized that the link between venereal disease and immorality is not limited to the female. This knowledge is linked by the writer to better education of women -- and the medical men.
After 7 years of publication, this editorial invites all to send in suggestions as well as articles. The next item deals with the "matter of the endowment for the Chair of Hospital Economics at Columbia University" is now a State nursing society; all alumnae are encouraged to send donations for this cause. Next, opinions and suggestions are requested on the matter of "life membership" in the JH Training School Alumnae Association. A paragraph in this section also writes of the move for "an eight-hour day for nurses." Other brief editorial comments are given to a state hearing for a central health building for the state; the listing of the series of health lectures being given in Saturday evenings in Baltimore; announcement that the Alumnae Magazine has been put on the permanent mailing list of the Committee of One Hundred.
[Article 7:1] Maryland State Association Fifth Annual Meeting. — March 1908
Creator: Miller, Amy P.
Summary of activities at Fifth Annual Meeting of the MD State Association of Graduate Nurses held in January, 1908. Included in the report is mention of the different alumnae who participated during the sessions and the subjects of their papers. Also listed are the results of the elections for the association.
Student nurses met with Mrs. Robb during her recent visit to the hospital, during which she spoke of the beginnings of things at JHH. She mentioned that it was the first Hospital Board of Directors that stated that nursing was to be a "profession," not merely a "trade." There also was praise for the hospital board and for Miss Ross, then the head of the school of nursing. The article ends with an appeal to all our nurses to participate in the proposed portrait of Mrs. Robb.
This article contains, as its final news item, a part of a report on tuberculosis patients Frances Ferris (1895) gave at the Southern California League for the Prevention of Tuberculosis. An additional note is given on the Maryland's State Sanitarium-to-be for Tuberculosis, to be situated between Hanover and Gettysburg, PA.
The growth in the use of the hospital by the sick had been mirrored by the needed growth in the nursing staff, in the school of nursing and accommodations for the nurses. Principally through a gift from recent graduate Helen Wilmer (Athey) in memory of her father, a new building was erected. The article goes into great detail of the construction of this building and all of its accommodations for the students -- and some graduates. Accompanying the article are six (6) full page black- and-white photos of different areas in the building; also two pull-out diagrams of the floor plans.
[Article 7:1] Public Health with Especial Reference to the Work of the Trained Nurse. — March 1908
Creator: Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934.
In this address Dr. Welch emphasizes that the greatest "triumphs" in health measures lie in Preventive Health, not in treatment of illness after it occurs. To that end a group was formed called "The Committee of One Hundred," a group that has called for the establishment of a national department of health, especially public health. For the nation, the prevention of disease -- as opposed to its treatment -- will save uncalculable amounts of money. Other efforts and achievements of this committee are examined by the speaker. These measures include getting to the public with public lectures on the subject. He also talks of the role of the nurse in this entire movement. Citing tuberculosis, he speaks of the efforts made in this direction. (An Address delivered before the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Association, February 3, 1908, by William H. Welch, M.D.)
The American school buildings are not usually clean buildings and cleaning is irregular and ineffective. In addition, Baltimore has no adequate system in place. The writer feels the problem is increasing as school buildings and school populations increase. She also feels that the solution lay in it being "women's work." The proposition was made that a committee of nurses be formed to study the problem and offer some suggestive conclusions.
[Article 7:1] Stockholders' Meeting, American Journal of Nursing. — March 1908
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
Summary of the activities at the recent meeting of the stockholders of the American Journal of Nursing. These included noting the large increase in subscribers and the retention of the business manager for at least one more year, and the question of having a weekly issue of the Journal which was referred to the next Board of Directors.
This article gives three of the questions presented at a meeting at Yale University about public health and the answers given to them. The chairman of the committee was Professor Irving Fisher, head of the Committee of the One Hundred.
[Article 7:1] The International Congress on Turberculosis. — March 1908
The International Congress on Tuberculosis is meeting in Washington, D. C. the end of September. All states have been encouraged to participate in these meetings that deals with all areas of tuberculosis: prevention, relief, cure. Interesting to note, also, that Mary Lent, a nurse alumna, is on the list representing Maryland.
In this speech the speaker talks of the most important and element of Personality that enters into one's work and the risk of impersonal work. He also speaks of the role of religion and its importance in forming that individual's personality and performance. (address given by Rev. Donald Guthrie at the graduation of the Class of 1908 on May 21, 1908)
Very brief announcements of the following: date of Fall State Board exam to be announced; report of annual meeting of JH Nurses Alumnae to be in next issue; delay in printing Miss Nutting's talk to the Teresians; cost of Alumnae Magazine -- free to members, one dollar to non-members; where to send changes of address; how to enroll for Red Cross.
Brief summary of the recent talk on Art in Baltimore by Mrs. Herbert Greene, pointing out its many charming moments starting in Druid Hill Park, progressing through the streets to Mt. Vernon Place and pointing out the sculptures and other beautiful pieces of art.
Eight (8) brief editorials as follows: introduction to article in this issue on efforts to reduce venereal diseases; recent gift to establish a Jewish Hospital for patients with advanced tuberculosis; large gift by Henry Phipps for establishment of a psychiatric department at JHH; recommendation for having nurses at factories and department stores where many girls work; praise for 24 New York nurses who gave up their salaries to help the financial situation in a New York hospital; a new honor for Florence Nightingale in London; first volume of a new health magazine published by the American Health League; successful efforts by a lady in New York City to reduce noise in the city.
Summary of the activities of graduation day for the Class of 1908, with special emphasis on Miss Ross's stated need for more trained teachers and the announcement of a scholarship to a graduating senior for Teachers' College, Columbia University, New York for this purpose. The article also lists all the scholarship award winners.
This article writes of the need for good and lengthy education for nurses, the benefits of repetition, observation, comparison, variations, etc., none of which can be learned with brief education or interactions. The comparison is made of stopping with learning "a" and "b" without knowing the other 24 letters of the alphabet and without being able to write those letters.
[Article 7:2] The Chelsea Fire A Brief Account of the Work Done by the District Nursing Association of Boston for the Relief of the Sufferers from the Chelsea Fire of April 13th and 14th, 1908. — June 1908
A description of the increasingly needed and growing activities of volunteer nurses during this great fire, these help organized and run by Bertha Stark, district nursing supervisor.
The Maryland branch of this society was formed in April, 1908, to promote the elimination of "social diseases." The immediate work was the education of the public to the significance of this type of disease and the need for improvement along those lines. Formed by a large group of professional men, this article encourages the membership of women. The article concludes with a list of related literature, many with free distribution.
Summary of the Spring Meeting of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses, held in April at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. After the business meeting, there was a brief lesson on dietetics and presentation of food to patients.
This is a brief general review of the novels of William De Morgan with special attention to his newest book "Somehow Good." In this same article is mention of A. C. Benson's book "The House of Quiet" with its "charming philosophy."
[Article 7:2] The Relationship of the Diseases of the Tonsils to Systemic Infection. — June 1908
Creator: Rosenheim, Sylvan
This relatively brief article goes into great detail about the currently held findings of the anatomy and physiology of tonsillar tissue. It discusses the function of the tonsils and the differing views of this. It finally briefly discusses the actual operation along with some of the dangers involved.
After acknowledging the defeat at the recent convention of the Nurses Alumnae association of a resolution for woman suffrage, the writer goes on with both a rational and an emotional explanation on the propriety of extending voting rights to women.
A brief review of a new book by three physicians based on psychological, medical and religious facts, advocating the full use of "prayer and moral suggestion" in the treatment of certain "nervous" diseases.
Announcement of appointment of Marion Turner Brockway, class of 1891 and first student admitted to the JHH School of Nursing, as general secretary of Stony Wold Corporation. The article contains a brief professional biography of Mrs. Brockway. (Reprinted from the American Journal of Nursing.)
One-to-two sentence announcements on the following: the upcoming meetings of the Tuberculosis Congress in Washington, D.C.; cost of subscriptions to the Alumnae Magazine; where to send changes of address; how to enroll for service in the American Red Cross; results of recent responses of 15 years of work to be printed in next issue of the magazine.
The editorials are not sub-titled. However, they include: (1) the appointment of Dr. Adolph Meyer to head the new Phipps Psychiatric Service at Hopkins with a biography of him; (2) defense of Dr. Hurd in his article about the work done at Hopkins (unnamed by him) and its educational staff; (3) school hygiene and the importance of the school nurse; (4) progress in the fight against tuberculosis; (5) comments on a recent article on "Guardians of the Public Health"; (6) announcement of publication of tri-weekly pamphlets by the MD. State Assoc'n of Graduate Nurses.
The article highlights the slow but steady growth of this public health group, now consisting of the Head Nurse, an assistant, seven (7) regular nurses and four (4) tuberculosis nurses. There are classes for "working girls," social service classes, speaking before different groups on many relevant topics, the recent addition of the Convalescent Infirmary for Children, and the expectation to contribute to the upcoming International Tuberculosis Congress in September/October.
Creator: Duer, Leah Kirkland ; Henderson, Alice E. ; Carter, Emma E. ; Jones, Helen Landers ; Taylor, Effie J.
An In Memoriam tribute to the recently deceased Alice Chester Mills by a group of her 1907 classmates.
[Article 7:3] Sixteenth Annual Report of the Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses 1907 - 1908. — August 1908
Minutes of the proceedings of the annual meeting of the nurses' alumnae association held May 22, 1908, including list of all officers and committee members, full auditors' financial report, president's address, reports of all special and standing committees, verbatim discussions of matters/motions brought before the group. It also contains the presentation given by Lydia Holman on work in the mountains of North Carolina.
Stony Wold Sanitarium, located in the Adirondack Mountains in New York, was established in 1903 for the care of women and children with tuberculosis. Here the patients are cared for by professional staff who also teach the patients how to care for themselves and maintain their own health. The facility also works to find the patients jobs and healthy places to live after discharge.
[Article 7:3] The International Congress on Tuberculosis. — August 1908
For the first time, the meeting of the International Congress on Tuberculosis will be held in the United States in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. In addition to the public lectures, a "great Tuberculosis Exposition" will be held with participation from countries all over the world. The article also gives the many topics of information to be covered as well as information on the exhibit to be contributed by Hopkins.
First, this article defines "hyperaemia" as an increase in the amount of blood to a part of the body. The "active" type is essentially rapid, while the "passive" form is that in the passive form only the arterial flow is increased, with the retardation of venous flow. He then writes of the methods to bring these increases to occur. Biers Hyperaemia is a particular method developed for these needs. The writer also gives the conditions for which this process has proved beneficial or curative.
The various topics are without subtitles and they deal with the following: in the future, because of reactions to the recently published article for women suffrage, only topics relating to health or nursing will be published in the Alumnae Magazine; Phipps received the award for the best exhibit at the International Congress on Tuberculosis; on Wolfe Street there is a new building of the Hebrew Hospital and Home donated by Mrs. Frank as a memorial to her husband; news of the sudden and tragic death of President Gilman serving as an introduction to the tribute at his Memorial service paid him by Dr. Hurd and printed in this issue.
This article traces the history and development of Fabiola Hospital in California from its 1877 founding by "forty benevolent women" for the care of all economic classes of the population through its development to the current opening of a new Surgical Building, planned by the Superintendent of Nurses, Katherine Fitch (class 1899). The article is accompanied by two photographs of the exterior of buildings plus the diagrams of the two floors of the new building.
Immediately after her graduation, Grace Baxter, Class of 1894, was called back to Italy (her parents' adopted home) to train "superior young women" in nursing. In an effort to extend this successful endeavor, money is being raised for a new school with Miss Baxter as its head. Her address is given for where to send donations.
[Article 7:4] Report of Delegate to the Nurses' Session of the International Congress on Tuberculosis. — December 1908
Creator: Van Blarcom, Carolyn Conant
The sessions held in Washington, DC. consisted of seven sessions with each section holding a morning and an afternoon session for the week of the meetings. Some of the content of these meetings is described in this report, e.g.the social side of the fight against tuberculosis. More details also are given of the specific Nurses' sessions, all of which were short, but informative, over a broad range of topics.
The minutes and proceedings of the Fall meeting of the Nurses' Alumnae Association held on November 17, 1908 includes the treasurer's report, a letter from the alumnae representatives on the negative vote on the women's suffrage question at the national conference of nurse alumnae.
[Article 7:4] Some Varying Aspects of Hospital Social Service. — December 1908
Creator: Athey, Helen S. Wilmer
The writer reports on the activities of Social Service in three out-of-state hospitals: Massachusetts General with a well-established and larger service; Bellevue with services limited to discharged war patients; Roosevelt with a relatively new department. With all three of these, convalescent homes in the state are available, while in Baltimore patients always must be discharged to their own homes. The writer looks forward to more trained people in social service at Hopkins Hospital.
[Article 7:4] The Hospital and Training School Notes (1) Appointments for the Year 1908 - 1909. (2) Society of the Teresians. . — December 1908
Beginning with the list of nursing appointments to the hospital and the school of nursing, this summary writes of the changes in teaching to accommodate the larger number of students, then proceeds to comments about the course of the Young Women's Christian Association. It concludes with a summary of the meetings of the Teresian Society.
[Article 7:4] The Late President Gilman and The Johns Hopkins Hospital Remarks by Dr. Hurd at the Memorial Service at McCoy Hall, Sunday Afternoon, November 8, 1908. — December 1908
Creator: Hurd, Henry M. (Henry Mills), 1843-1927
The In Memoriam tribute to Daniel Coit Gilman speaks of President Gilman's innovative ideas, his caring nature, his constant presence at his work. The proof of his "versatility and practical judgment" is seen in the success of his work at the hospital.
[Article 7:4] Woman Suffrage Talk Given at the Quarterly Meeting of the J.H.H. Alumnae Association, November 17. — December 1908
Creator: Sabin, Florence R.
In this talk, the writer presents and discusses three of the many reasons for suffrage for women: justice; the fact that one class cannot legislate fairly for another class (i.e. men will favor their own interests when passing laws); "responsibility develops human nature, and we have come to a stage in history when it is evident that the race needs the development of women" and this is a time in the world when women are vital to the further progress of the world. The writer ends with the statement that "the movement cannot fail."