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


[Serial Volume 9] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (1910). — 1910

[Serial Volume 9:1] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (April, 1910). — 1910, April. — 1 issue

[Article 9:1] Editorials (1) It is pleasant to note... (2) The struggle with the problems... (3) In our last number... (4) By the end of another year... (5) We are indebted to Dr. Florence Sabin... (6) As anti-vivisection agitators seem... (7) Dinner in honor of Dr. William H. Welch. (8) With deep regret we announce. — April 1910
(1) Account of the death of a Virginia nurse defending a mother and daughter from an attack by the delirious patient with Typhoid Fever. (2) Increased attention by a magazine article about the "enormous evil" of "White Slave Trade" of girls and women. (3) Increased tuberculosis has stimulated growth of research and resources against this disease. (4)Endowment of a special course at Columbia Teachers College for "teacher nurses." (4) Paragraph announcing use of fund at Columbia University for cancer research. (5) Notes from Dr. Sabin on Dr. Flexner's address on Epidemic Poliomyelitis. (6) Statement by Dr. Flexner explaining their humane use of animals in experimentation. (7)A dinner is planned to honor Dr. Welch's election as President of the American Medical Association. Some of the plans for this dinner are presented in the editorial. (8) Announcement of the end of Miss Ross's leadership of the School of Nursing due to illness with the appointment of Elsie Lawler as her successor (as Acting Superintendent).

[Article 9:1] Marriages. — April 1910

[Article 9:1] Meetings of the Society of the Teresians. — April 1910
Report on the activities of the Society of the Teresians during the winter: an address on some important current public questions; a nurse's work in the North Carolina mountains accompanied by her need for additional funds to continue this work; a paper of Dr. Hurd's on "The Relation of the Hospital to the Community."

[Article 9:1] New Books. — April 1910
Brief single paragraph reviews of two (2) new books for nurses. One is on Bacteriology, the other on Anatomy and Physiology.

[Article 9:1] News Notes. — April 1910

[Article 9:1] Preventable Blindness. — April 1910
Creator: Van Blarcom, Carolyn Conant
Blindness in the newborn is the result of an infection, is contagious and is preventable. All that is needed is a drop to each eye of a solution of silver nitrate at birth with perhaps a second administrtion of the solution during the first weeks of life. The article speaks of the necessity of education, legislation and publicity of both the medical profession and the public. This already is in force in several states.

[Article 9:1] Report of the Regular Meeting. — April 1910
Creator: Henderson, Alice E.
Minutes and other proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association held in March, 1910. Included is the treasurer's report and the summaries of reports of standing and special committees. Also included is the revision of the constitution on several issues.

[Article 9:1] Some Foreign Ideas. — April 1910
Two ideas for medical treatments are presented: one from Germany for a tincture of soap dressings in minor surgery; the other, from Paris "to insure warm feet."

[Article 9:1] The Estimation of the Blood Pressure. — April 1910
Creator: Heuer, George J. (George Julius), 1882-1950
In this article, the author discusses (1) the history of the development of taking blood pressure with a special device called a sphygmomanometer, (2) the actual process in words of using such a device correctly, and (3) some of the importance of knowing the blood pressure of patients. Included are two photos of the first sphygmomanometer and the then-current one in use at JH Hospital.

[Article 9:1] The Genesis of a Children's Ward. — April 1910
Creator: Baxter, Grace
An empty ward in an Italian hospital is suddenly transformed into a ward for 20 ill children. The article gives the sometimes humorous and sometimes hectic story of the making of the ward, the provision of money, the enforcements of and ultimatums to staff with the final happy results. The author also uses this article to thank Lavinia Dock and those of the Hopkins alumnae for financial contributions to make possible this accomplishment.

[Article 9:1] The Tuberculosis League of Pittsburgh. — April 1910
Creator: Lawler, Elsie M.
As the incidence of tuberculosis in the U.S. is constantly increasing, there is increased interest in its treatment. This article is a description of the newly established Tuberculosis League of Pittsburgh with its Hospital which was opened in 1907 and always is filled with patients. It combines inpatient care, home visits, and for children special schooling. In addition, special advanced training is provided for nurses. Other novel work of the League also is presented.

[Serial Volume 9:2] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (June, 1910). — 1910, June. — 1 issue

[Article 9:2] Announcements. — June 1910
Announcements include (1) subscription to magazine is included in the dues, (2) change of address notification procedure, (3) nearly elected officers of the Alumnae Association.

[Article 9:2] Biographical Note. Isabel Adams Hampton Robb. — June 1910
Two page biographical sketch of the life of Isabel Hampton Robb, including a summary of the many contributions of Mrs. Robb to nursing.
This biographical sketch consists of two unnumbered pages on this issue, before the Editorials.

[Article 9:2] Deaths. — June 1910

[Article 9:2] Editorials Isabel Hampton Robb. — June 1910
In Memoriam account of the death of Mrs. Robb on April 15, 1910 includes description of the accident, summary of the private funeral services and other tributes given her, and editorial comments about the significance of the loss. It concludes with the statement that this issue of the Alumnae Magazine will be a memorial one.

[Article 9:2] Exercises Commemorative of the Life and Work of Isabel Hampton Robb Held at the Nurses' Home at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Sunday, May 8, 1910. — June 1910
Creator: Hurd, Henry M. (Henry Mills), 1843-1927 ;  Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948 ;  Nevins, Georgia M. ;  Barker, Lewellys F. (Lewellys Franklin), 1867-1943. ;  Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934.
At these special memorial services in honor of the late Isabel Hampton Robb, numerous speakers spoke of her enviable personal traits, her leadership, and her vision for nursing now as well as the future. The speakers, along with their words, include Drs. Hurd, Barker, and Welch, Miss Nutting and Miss Nevins.

[Article 9:2] Florence Nightingale -- A Force in Medicine. — June 1910
Creator: Hurd, Henry M. (Henry Mills), 1843-1927
First, Dr. Hurd gives the personal biography of Miss Nightingale -- her privileged upbringing, her work during two wars, the establishment of her school of nursing 50 years before, her current bedridden condition while still maintaining an active interest in the progress of nursing. The majority of the speech addresses the Nightingale influence on the progress of medicine: (1) the importance of education and personal observation/impressions to nursing and to the physician; (2) the constant theme in her writings on "the value of sanitation and obedience to the laws of health," e.g. pure air and water, cleanliness of the sick room; the emphasis on prevention of illness vs. treatment of illness; (3) the effects of her post-war "Notes..." on the need for surgeons in active service in the British Army to have the increased knowledge of and authority to change the "whole system" of caring for the sick and preventing disease of the soldiers, presented by her in graphic writing ability. (Address at the Graduating Exercises of the Nurses Training School of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, May 19, 1910.)

[Article 9:2] Graduation Exercises. — June 1910
Summary of graduating exercises of school of nursing May 19, 1910, including a listing of the scholarship winners. Also included is a letter from the president of Columbia University explaining his absence from a New York celebration honoring Florence Nightingale.

[Article 9:2] Marriages. — June 1910

[Article 9:2] Meeting of the Board of Directors and the Special Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — June 1910
With the news of Mrs. Robb's death, it was decided to have a special meeting and a memorial service for her a few days after her funeral services. A later meeting celebrated her life and influence on nursing. These included songs and tributes, including the Alumnae president who spoke of the "international calamity in its relation to the nursing profession. The article concluded with a resolution sending sympathy of the Association to her family.

[Article 9:2] Other Memorial Services. — June 1910
Summaries of special Memorial Services for Mrs. Robb held in Chicago, New York City, and Toronto.

[Article 9:2] Scholarship in Memory of Mrs. Robb. — June 1910
Announcement by Miss Nutting of a scholarship in memory of Isabel Hampton Robb given to Teachers' College for a nurse to train as a teacher.

[Article 9:2] The Florence Nightingale Celebration in New York. — June 1910
Summary of the events at a special meeting in New York honoring the contributions to nursing of Florence Nightingale. The article includes the printing of the program for the celebration and an excerpt from an editorial in The New York Evening Post. The meetings were held to celebrate the establishment by Miss Nightingale of the first school of nursing 50 years earlier.

[Serial Volume 9:3] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (September, 1910). — 1910, September. — 1 issue

[Article 9:3] A New Form of Extension Apparatus. — September 1910
Creator: Gatch, Willis D. (Willis Dew), 1878-1954
Detailed description of the new Gatch extension apparatus designed to hold a leg in continual extension. Includes a full page photograph of the Gatch set- up on a hospital bed.

[Article 9:3] Book Reviews. — September 1910
Of the reviews of three (3) books of interest to nurses, one is a lengthy review by the New York Times newspaper of the new book by Lavinia Dock on various aspects of the handling of venereal diseases. The other two include a book on diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat and another very brief one on "personal hygiene."

[Article 9:3] Editorials (1) Florence Nightingale, O.M.--In Memoriam. (2) The "Isla Stewart Scholar." (3) The death of Major Richard M. Venable... (4) Mrs. Robb's Last Published Book. (5) Dr. Osler. — September 1910
(1) Tribute to Miss Nightingale on the occasion of her recent death emphasizing her pioneer work during the Crimean War, in establishing modern nursing, her other many contributions to health, her inspiration to nurses and nursing. (2) Announcement of the memorial scholarship to the former Matron of St. Bartholemew's Hospital in London. (3) Announcement of death of "good friend" Major Venable. (4) Announcement of collection of Mrs. Robb's last book -- a collection of her papers -- and how to obtain it. (5) At Dr. Osler's recent visit to Baltimore, the Sunpapers printed his recent article about the healing faith of Cristian Science.

[Article 9:3] Eighteenth Annual Report of the Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses 1909 - 1910. — September 1910
First is the listing of the officers of the association, its Board of Directors, and members of all standing and special committees. (The individual members of each committee are not listed in this summary). The actual report from May 20, 1910 gives the detailed proceedings and minutes of the annual meeting, including the complete Treasurer's Report and reports from chairmen of each committee.

[Article 9:3] Marriages. — September 1910

[Article 9:3] Miss Nightingale's Funeral. — September 1910
Two paragraphs quoted from the London Times describe the funeral of Florence Nightingale with her burial -- per her request -- in a "remote country churchyard" where she spent "the years of her childhood."

[Article 9:3] News Notes. — September 1910
(1) Contains 2 brief items about Robina Stewart. (2) Contains lengthy summary of an article in the London Daily Mail comparing nursing staff in 1840 with that of "today" [1910]). (3) Contains short quote from London Daily Telegraph on "The Royal Nurse."

[Article 9:3] Report of the Delegates to the Thirteenth Annual Convention of the Nurses Associated Alumnae. — September 1910
Creator: Ellicott, Nancy P.
Summary of the various activities during the sessions and program at this annual convention of nurses. These activities included mention of the business carried on at the sessions, the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding by Florence Nightingale of the first school of nursing, a special musical program, contents of various papers presented, establishment of a memorial for Mrs. Robb, several pleasure trips and luncheons.

[Article 9:3] The Evolution of Dietetic Measures in the Treatment of Typhoid Fever. — September 1910
Creator: Taylor, Effie J.
The conflict between very limited and very liberal feeding to patients with typhoid fever is discussed in detail, giving different physicians' views and actual diets for these patients. The results seem to be equally variable and no true conclusions seem to be reached. The conflict continues.

[Article 9:3] The Isabel Hampton Robb Educational Fund. — September 1910
Excerpts from a letter published in the American Journal of Nursing requesting donations to the Isabel Hampton Robb Educational Fund.

[Serial Volume 9:4] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (December, 1910). — 1910, December. — 1 issue

[Article 9:4] A Memorial to Florence Nightingale. — December 1910
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
Appeal to all nurses to contribute to a fitting tribute in memory of Florence Nightingale, with the writer's preference for something that would be directed towards Miss Nightingale's movement for improved educational facilities for intelligent women to become nurses in her tradition.

[Article 9:4] Editorials (1) The Isabel Hampton Robb Memorial. (2) "In the December number..." (3) The Household Arts Review (4) "We are fortunate..." (5) "In the Revision of the Constitution..." . — December 1910
(1) Encouragement for all alumnae to contribute to the national Isabel Hampton Robb Memorial Fund. (2) Brief notice to draw attention to new article by Dr. Osler in the American Magazine. (3) Notice of a little magazine published by a group in Teachers' College, Columbia University with the recommendation that it be added to nursing schools' reference libraries. (4) Announcement of article by Dr. Heuer in this issue of the magazine. (5) Review of the change -- and lack of changes -- in the revised constitution of the Alumnae Association being sent to all alumnae.

[Article 9:4] Hospital Appointments. — December 1910
Listing of superintendants, assistant superintendants, head nurses appointed to service in Johns Hopkins Hospital.

[Article 9:4] Italy's Recognition of Nursing Services During the Messina Disaster. — December 1910
Creator: Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962
In this brief account, Alice Fitzgerald (Class of 1906) writes of the activities as she represented the Italian Red Cross during the Messina disaster. She took herself to Naples and provided help for the victims arriving from Sicily. There were two Red Cross hospitals in Naples, one of them a floor in a yet unopened hotel. She worked there for three (3) weeks before returning to Florence. She was surprised to receive an official letter of thanks plus a silver medal. Accompanying the article is a photograph of the two sides of the medal presented to Miss Fitzgerald by the Italian government.

[Article 9:4] Marriages. — December 1910

[Article 9:4] Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — December 1910
Creator: Sullivan, Mary V.
Minutes and proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association held on November 26, 1910 including summaries of the committee reports given and announcement of the death of alumna Annie Chesley.

[Article 9:4] Miss Nightingale's Will. — December 1910
Account reprinted from the London Times for November 4, 1910 on part of the will of Florence Nightingale. Included are her request that her body be used for "dissection or post-mortem examination for the purposes of medical science" and for her desire not to have a public funeral with a memorial. Also included are some bequests to a group of individuals important in her life.

[Article 9:4] News Notes. — December 1910

[Article 9:4] The Care of Surgical Neurological Cases. — December 1910
Creator: Heuer, George J. (George Julius), 1882-1950
The writer first presents the anatomy of the brain with the function of each section and some of the symptoms in case of damage to that part. He discusses in detail the causes and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, headache, nausea and vomiting, importance of noting state of consciousness. He also discusses the significance of changes in the pulse and blood pressure, the types and significance of certain focal symptoms, size and equality of eye pupils. He discusses the significance of convulsions, both general and focal. In the same way, he discusses weakness and paralysis, the different types of aphasia. He also presents the position of the patient in bed postoperatively as important, especially in relation to the breathing of the patient, but also for drainage purposes. He devotes time to the importance of safety in bed, in care of the eyes and ears, lips, mouth and throat. He even writes about the type of diet most desirable, the type of clothing to be worn, as well as the use of certain medications. In short, there is very little he does not discuss.

[Article 9:4] The Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. — December 1910
Creator: Ellicott, Nancy P.
After describing in detail the eight floors of the new Hospital connected to the Rockefeller Institute, the writer explains that the Institute was founded for the purpose of studying a few selected diseases at a time and that patients admitted suffer from one of the diseases selected at that particular time. There are no charges for patients. The general set-up is described with time and room for education of the staff.