[Article 11:1] A Letter from the American Medical Association. — April 1912
This article consists of opening statements by Agnes Hartridge , class of 1900, then prints the letter sent to the Georgia State Board of Nurses by the AMA for information about the education of nurses as members of a "learned profession" as opposed to a "labor union." The request from the AMA was made so that it could support the subject matter needed in nursing eduction.
1. Subscription to Magazine is included in annual dues. 2. Request to members to notify Association for changes in address. 3. How nurses who wish to enroll for the Red Cross can contact the right person. 4. Listing of certain appointments by the Board of alumnae representatives to specific outside organizations. 5. Announcement of resignation of Marian Forde from her position at the Club House and request for applications to fill the vacancy. 6. Update on contributions to the Robb Memorial Fund.
[Article 11:1] Editorials (1) Those of Us Returning... (2) In View of the Interest. — April 1912
(1) A fond farewell to two Hopkins employees: Miss Bonner, in charge of household management of the hospital and Mr. Brady, with the department doing "repairs" and "improvements." (2) Comments on the pioneering work of Nora Holman (class of 1899) in rural nursing in North Carolina.
Brief minutes of the regular quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association held on February 24, 1912 which includes a brief accounting of funds and comments about the report of the Registry Committee. It also includes announcement of the death of Alberta Hoban, Class of 1909 and a resolution passed in her memory.
[Article 11:1] Resolutions on the Death of Miss Lucy Ashby Sharp. — April 1912
Two resolutions of sympathy upon the death of Lucy Ashby Sharp by the Alumnae Association of the Church Home Hospital in Baltimore and by the Women's Auxiliary of the New Rochelle Hospital in New York.
Primarily, there is a listing of the offers of the Alumnae Association elected May 24, 1912. There also are brief announcements about receiving the Alumnae Magazine, enrolling for service in the Red Cross, and the need for contributions for the library to obtain the "Century Dictionary."
Among the many groups devoted to the education of mothers, this one in New York (Caroline Rest) seemed to the writer to be unique due to its methods and management. Its main purpose is to provide a place for "needy" mothers to enjoy the rest and advantages of a place to prepared them for going out into their worlds of work again. This includes both prenatal and post natal attention by three nurses from the Home. However, in addition, great emphasis is place on education both of the mothers and the toddlers in attendance. The routine of a single day then is described in detail in the article, and each child is given a toothbrush and told to write when that one is "used up."
The nurse must combine the physical care of a patient with all other aspects of the patient and his family and their needs. The speaker emphasizes the importance of "kindliness and words of cheer," of the many little things that may be more important than we think. He also emphasizes that what the world calls success may not be as important as the "consciousness" of having done your best, of living up to one's ideals. (Graduation address to Class of 1912 on May 23, 1912)
Brief summary of graduation exercises for the Class of 1912 with the listing of the students receiving scholarship awards.
[Article 11:2] Editorials (1) The Public Health. (2) The Children's School Hospital. — June 1912
(1) Acting upon a suggestion from Lillian Wald which was seconded and embraced by Dr. William Welch, the International Congress on Hygiene and Demography will include a section on learning by public health nurses. (2) A new Children's School Hospital came into being with this editorial giving the location and the many people influential in bringing it into being.
Brief resolution expressing sympathy at the death of Frances Pratt, Class of 1898, by a group of classmates and friends.
[Article 11:2] Some Suggestions to Those Upon Whose Aid the Success of the Ophthalmic Surgeon, in Considerable Measure, Depends. — June 1912
Creator: Theobald, S.
The writer, an eye surgeon, gives very explicit and detailed instructions and precautions for each of several groups involved in eye surgery: the surgical assistant, the nurse, the apothecary, the surgical instrument maker, and the manufacturing optician. (A paper read before the American Ophthalmological Society, June 12, 1912.)
Review of one (1) new book written by a nurse with help to other nurses who go into private nursing work.
[Article 11:3] Editorials (1) The Fifth International Congress of Nurses. (2) The Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and Demography. (3) The Baltimore Sun. — September 1912
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
(1) A long report by Miss Nutting on the activities during and the papers presented at the most recent meeting of the International Congress of Nurses held the previous August in Cologne. (2) Meeting in Washington, D. C., this recent meeting incorporated activities involving "all classes of people engaged in the prevention of disease," with much of the focus on public health and social welfare. (3) Printing of an article from the Baltimore Sunpapers giving tributes to the building of the new areas in JHH (Phipps, Harriet Lane and the soon-to-be-opened Brady) with special attention to the philanthropists who made these buildings possible.
In these Notes, a Daisy MacInnes is mentioned. The only lady named "Daisy" who graduated (from 1891 through 1912) was a Mrs. Daisy King of the Class of 1909. Als0, in these Notes, it has been impossible to determine if the "Miss Barnes" written of is Dora Barnes (Class of 1906)or Ethel Barnes (Class of 1909), who later married a man named Arnett.
Miss Lawler writes of the opening of Harriet Lane, the opening of Phipps in the very near future, the remodelling of the Laundry area, the new kitchen. She also writes of the first meeting of the Teresians and its officers for the next year.
Announcement of the special calendar for 1913 produced by the American Journal of Nursing to be sold to benefit the Nurses' Relief Fund includes instructions on how to purchase it.
[Article 11:3] Twentieth Annual Report of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses. — September 1912
Listing of the officers and committees of the Association for 1912 followed by minutes of the Annual Meeting on May 24, 1912 with all discussions, president's address, and reports of all standing and special committees included.
[Article 11:3] What Our Alumnae Association Should Mean to Us. — September 1912
Creator: Noyes, Clara D.
Miss Noyes relates her growth from a disinterested alumna who rarely attended an annual meeting of the Alumnae Association to the realization of its importance and the duty for active interest and participation. Especially does she emphasize what the Alumnae Association does for its members. She also devotes times to not being an arrogant graduate and not to be afraid to leave Hopkins for there is much to learn wherever one goes. (Address given at the Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association)
In this speech given to the Hopkins nurses, the speaker, in her delightful Irish style tells of the development of a settlement and a hospital in northern Ireland. The land originally was undeveloped with unliveable bogs; now there is a small town with many small homes, farm animals, a cooperative store, and farming. Although the hospital is incomplete due to lack of funds, there still is nursing and care given to the residents. The hospital will be in Ballincoona, which translates to House of Help.
Summary of all the activities at the Annual Convention of the American Nurses Association held earlier that year in Chicago. Several papers and reports on varied subjects were read and commented upon. Also included was a list of the officers for the coming year.
[Article 11:4] Editorials (1) Sergeant Kendall's Portrait of Isabel Hampton Robb. (2) The Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children. (3) "Ballincoona, a Hospital that is to be.". — December 1912
(1) Tribute to the late Isabel Hampton Robb on the occasion of the completion of her portrait and its placement in the Nurses' Home of the Hospital. (2) Review of the activities during the formal opening of the new Harriet Lane Home at JHH, this new department of the hospital unique in that it was devoted solely to the care of children. (3) Introduction to an article in this issue featuring a speech given earlier to the nurses about the building of a new hospital in Ireland.
The writer gives the development of the hospital Social Service Department from the first unsuccessful attempt to the successful development by Helen S. W. Athey to the current state of the department with three or four workers. The article also stresses the importance of special training for nurses to fill this role.
[Article 11:4] Hospital View of a Mining District Wilkes-Barre, PA. — December 1912
Creator: Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962
This article gives the several reasons that miners so frequently are brought to the hospital Accident Room: burns, fractures, lacerations. The writer explains the procedure for cleaning the miners, black from coal dust, and the subsequent care. The people brought in are the miners themselves, "driver boys," "breaker boys," and "laborers," the latter of which are employed by the miners themselves. "The life of a miner is a most dangerous one," a danger which the writer had never realized before.
Report of the regular Fall meeting of the Nurses' Alumnae Association held on November 16, 1912 includes the minutes, the financial report, the reports of standing and special committees with a great deal of the discussion being about the cost of the Alumnae Magazine with the final vote being to continue the magazine as it is and allow it to continue to grow.
[Article 11:4] The Training of Nurses in Mental Affections. — December 1912
The speaker emphasizes several major points in the education of nurses caring for mental patients. First, he emphasizes the physical derivation of the illness from problems in the brain and the involuntary nature of mental illness. Then, he describes the plan of management of these patients starting from the important instant of admission. He speaks of the physical and mental symptoms being "intextricably woven together" and the importance of "honesty" in the care of the patient. The speaker concludes with his assessment of the very successful results from the special nurse training leading to the very successful treatment of the patients. (From a speech given by Dr. J. Montgomery Mosher to the New York State Nurses Association)