[Article 10:1] A Post Graduate Course at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. — April 1911
Creator: Fox, Elizabeth Gordon
This is a description of the program at Johns Hopkins for a year of post graduate work. It included work in the surgical supply room, in the kitchen and diet school, in the laundry, in housecleaning. It also included management of the nursing department and the nursing school as well as opportunities to be in charge of hospital patient care units. It points out that the course is a strictly practical one with a minimum of "theoretical work and comparative study."
[Article 10:1] Editorials (1) Dr. Henry Hurd steps down... (2) At the Last Meeting. — April 1911
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
(1) Written by Miss Nutting, this is a brief review of Dr. Hurd's contributions to the hospital and to the school of nursing. (2) Reminder of the paper read by Dr. Hurd at the last meeting of the nurses' alumnae meeting on "The Organization of a Hospital" plus a reminder of some other articles he has written.
The notice of a marriage in this section seems to have some error in type setting which has caused confusion as to the participants of this marriage, also to the status of a child mentioned in the birth section as well as this Marriage section.
Minutes of the proceedings of the regular meeting of the Alumnae Association held in March, 1911. Committee reports were omitted due to limited time. Announcement was made of the delegates to the State Federation of Women's Clubs and to the Convention of Associated Alumnae.
Besides the deaths of Isabel Hampton Robb and Annie Chesley (1896), the nurses mourn the deaths of two physicians known to Hopkins: Dr. John Hewetson and Dr. Camillus Bush. The article gives in full Dr. Osler's tribute to Dr. Hewetson plus a shorter excerpt written about Dr. Bush.
The previous year, Dr. Ehrlich developed the new drug "606" (Salvarsan) for the treatment of syphilis. This article tells of the trials to determine its effectiveness and their success. It also mentions how people with syphilis were regarded as "criminals" and frequently denied access to hospitals.
[Article 10:1] The Recent Diphtheria Epidemic in The Johns Hopkins Hospital. — April 1911
Creator: Sladen, Frank J.
A recent diphtheria epidemic in the hospital involved patients, nurses, doctors, and other employees. The source was a single baby patient in a ward, but -- by the time discovered -- the entire hospital had been involved. The hospital was shut down. Anti-diphtheria medicine was used with great success; in addition, "protective antitoxin" was given to all these patients and to all others exposed.
This is a very detailed story of the use of the land upon which the Johns Hopkins Hospital now stands. An original small hospital once stood here for the care of the "insane" and for victims of the Yellow Fever epidemic. Later, when the city needed money to maintain the area and that hospital, Johns Hopkins purchased the area and, eventually, the current JHH emerged. Accompanying the article is a drawing of the area and two full page photos of the barren site of the hospital and of the front of the hospital. Finally is a letter from a Dr. Cordell to Dr. Hurd about the original name of the pre-Hopkins hospital located on the site. (A paper presented to the Johns Hopkins Historical Club and repeated to the Teresians in December 1910)
[Article 10:2] Address to the Nurses Graduation Exercises of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School, May 25, 1911. — June 1911
Creator: Thayer, William Sydney, 1864-1932.
In this speech to the new graduates, Dr. Thayer first reviews the changes in growth in the hospital and the contributions of Isabel Hampton to the school of nursing, emphasizing her insistence on well-educated women in a school receiving careful training. He proceeds to give his ideas about the qualities of the good nurse including the importance of being an "observer," of demonstrating and teaching prevention of disease, and of optimism. The nurse must be "a woman of more than ordinary ability and alertness, with superior powers of comprehension and judgment, a woman who is able to weigh and digest her experience, who is capable of determining the relative importance of symptoms, -- who is able to bear responsibility." He concludes with the admonition to realize the importance of living up to the Hopkins Nursing School standards.
Besides the usual information about subscription to the magazine being included in the payment of dues, it includes recent information about the Isabel Hampton Robb Memorial Fund as well as a listing of the new officers of the Alumnae Association.
One of the newly-elected officers of the Alumnae Association is listed as "Mrs. P. H. Tuck"; however, this name cannot be found in the directory.
[Article 10:2] Report of the Delegates to the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the Nurses' Associated Alumnae. — June 1911
Creator: Lichtenstein, Francina Freese
This is a detailed account of the activities and papers read during this annual convention held from May 31 through June 3, 1911 in Boston, MA. It was at this convention when the name of the organization was changed to the American Nurses' Association.
[Article 10:2] The Nightingale Pledge and the Hippocratic Oath for Nurses. — June 1911
This explains the derivation and meaning of each pledge for nurses. It also prints both of these in their entirety. (Taken from the American Journal of Nursing)
This is a long account of the Homecoming Alumnae Dinner on May 26, 1911 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the school of nursing. Fun was had by all, although frequent mention was made of the sad loss of Isabel Hampton Robb who had been killed the year before. The speech by Miss Carr is printed in its entirety as is the poem by Mrs. Athey to married nurses. There are other excerpts and explanations from other toasts made by different nurses. At about midnight the party was over...and a good time had been had by all.
Altapass is "Settlement I" -- an infirmary built in the mountains of North Carolina to "ameliorate the condition of some three million isolated mountaineers" in the South area of N.C. This is the first of many more such houses to be built to help educate the people living there in living, home-nursing, cooking, housekeeping, etc. The article gives the history of this idea by a former nurse who worked there; it described the building of this first building and the building itself. It uses a few case studies, often with some humor attached, to demonstrate the use of the place and the efforts to cope with local "remedies" and local superstition.
Brief reviews of four (4) books that may be of interest to nurses.
[Article 10:3] Editorials (1) The Three Days... (2) The Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital... (3) It will be seen. — September 1911
(1) Lengthy introduction to the upcoming session of the American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality in which several Hopkins Nurses have a large part; it includes a long quote summarizing the contents of Miss Van Blarcom's paper. (2) A presentation of the important points made in the Hospital Bulletin about "The Problem of Typhoid Fever in Baltimore." (3) Reminder of the need for contributions to the Robb Memorial Fund with request to those who have not yet made contributions.
Working from the initial premise that "soured" milk has been shown to have both medicinal and nutritional value, the article tells of different ways it has been produced and used. The most familiar types of this type of milk are "yoghurt" and "buttermilk."
Madame Curie has been appointed to find a way to measure the emanations of radium, to be called the "curie." The brief article then proceeds to give a short biography of Madame Curie especially citing her initial poverty and her struggles to make good as a woman in science. (Article from the Philadelphia Ledger)
[Article 10:3] Nineteenth Annual Report of the Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses 1910 - 1911. — September 1911
First comes a listing of the officers of the Alumnae Association, members of the Board of Directors, chairmen and members of all standing and special committees. Following this are the minutes of the proceedings and reports from the Annual Meeting, including remarks of the president, a full financial report, and reports of all committees. Other business discussed include the alumnae pin, the source of funds for a donation to the Robb Memorial Fund.
In this article on the first ever exhibition of hygiene, which was held in Dresden, the author (Dr. Lilian West) describes the wonder of the trip, of the city of Dresden, and of the exhibition itself which was undertaken as a "great textbook on Hygiene." It included fifteen large buildings presented by Germany alone, with other buildings from various other foreign nations. She describes in greater details the building called "Der Mensch," devoted to the structure and functions of the human body from its embryonic development to all aspects of living today. Besides the "popular" exhibitions, there also were detailed studies for the scientific experts. Prominence was given to the questions of alcohol problems, sexual diseases, and race hygiene.
This is a review of "a charming book," ("A Japanese Artist in London"), that tells of the experiences of a visiting Japanese gentleman"s experiences as a patient in a London hospital.
[Article 10:4] A Note from the Waterbury District Nurses' Association. — December 1911
Creator: McQuaide, Frances Thornton
Because of the pre-eminence of infant mortality in the statistics of death from preventable diseases, this association started a society aimed at lowering this death rate. In this report, the work of this group is detailed: the nurse visits and the attempts at educating unknowledgeable and uneducated mothers.
[Article 10:4] American Red Cross Nursing Service in Maryland. — December 1911
Creator: Sargent, Cora McCabe
Report on the Annual Meeting of the American Red Cross held in December, 1911 by the Maryland delegate to the meeting. In this report she laments the small membership from the Hopkins nurses alumnae; she also details the formation of the group as a corps of nurses to be called upon in emergencies.
[Article 10:4] An Interesting Item from Mt. Sinai Hospital, N.Y.. — December 1911
Paragraph reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association announcing the completion of a pension fund for nurses established at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in N.Y.
Announcements concerning contributions to the Isabel Hampton Robb Memorial Fund, subscriptions to the Alumnae Magazine and where to send articles for the magazine, and information about enrolling for service in the Maryland branch of the Red Cross.
Report on the activities during the November meeting of the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality, currently being regarded as a Public Health problem rather than merely "medical problems." The report tells of some of the papers and discussions during the meeting as well as of some of the work being done, especially in New York and in England. Some of the discussion highlighted the need for midwives to have better training and the possibility that midwives also must have nurses training.
Minutes of the activities and proceedings of the October meeting of the Alumnae Association including summaries of the Treasurer's Report and the reports of other standing and special committees.
[Article 10:4] Specification For Nurse to Act as Day Special for Abdominal Operative Case. — December 1911
Tongue-in-Cheek fictional request for employment of a special nurse whose qualifications include a "keen sense of humor," "need not be beautiful, but must be of pleasing and attractive appearance," the statement of "Age, weight, height and type (blonde or brunette)."
In this paper, Miss Ellicott, Superintendant of the Rockefeller Institute Hospital, writes of the dilemma of getting the highest quality women to enter nursing which -- as a profession -- offers salaries so low they cannot provide for their future and without the possibility of getting increases for the quality work performed. She calls for nurses with the requisites of "health and youth and vigor," almost an impossibility given the conditions under which they are expected to work and live. She puts before these executives of hospitals the problem of how to remedy the situation. (Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Hospital Association, September 1911)