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


[Serial Volume 14] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (1915). — 1915

[Serial Volume 14:1] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (January, 1915). — 1915, January. — 1 issue

[Article 14:1] Announcements. — January 1915
Several very brief announcements about subscriptions to the Alumnae Magazine as well as a request for news, letters, articles for publication in the magazine.

[Article 14:1] Book Review. — January 1915
One page review of "Chemistry and Toxicology for Nurses" praising both its knowledge content and its simplicity for learning.

[Article 14:1] Deaths. — January 1915
Includes a resolution on the death of Ida Green Musson presented by a group of her classmates.

[Article 14:1] Editorials (1) Ought Training Schools for Nurses be Endowed? (2) Letters. (3) The Queen's Canadian Military Hospital. (4) The American Red Cross Hospital at Pau. (5) Internation Congress of Nurses. (6) Notice to Early Graduates. — January 1915
(1) This editorial, by Dr. Henry Hurd, emphasizes that if schools of nursing are truly educational institutions, then endowments are necessary. (2) Introduction to some letters printed later in this issue. (3) Short discussion of the Queen's Canadian Military Hospital, given as a gift by Canada and located in England, with mention of Dr. Osler as a physician there and three JHH school of nursing graduates also working there. (4)Introduction to letters from Ethel Barclay (1912) about the American Red Cross Hospital in Pau, France, published later in this issue. (5)Announcement of the upcoming meeting of the International Congress of Nurses to be held in San Francisco with the reminder of the travel guide written by Kate Dumbell (1896). (6) Request for a single missing issue needed to complete a set of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports. (Accompanying the editorials is a page of photographs of the Queen's Canadian Military Hospital in England and the American Red Cross Hospital in France.)

[Article 14:1] Insurance for Women. — January 1915
Speech given after quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association on Insurance for Women, in which she addressed the temporary and permanent effects of illness on a working woman and the acquisition of a fund to provide living expenses when one is older and no longer working. In the speech she gives many financial details of the costs and the values of policies.

[Article 14:1] International Congress of Nurses With 6000 Delegates Attending, to be Held Upon the Grounds of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco in 1915. — January 1915
Introduction to the upcoming convention giving the topics to be discussed, the many different groups throughout the world to be attending, incentives for "inventions" by nurses to be exhibited there, plus the many exhibits in many diverse fields to be presented, plus inclusion of many of the women preparing the program for this international event for nursing.

[Article 14:1] Lectures on Social Construction. — January 1915
Announcement of a series of six (6) lectures to be given on the "Normal Life of Man," the social problems experienced from infancy to old age.

[Article 14:1] Letters. — January 1915
Creator: Moore, Grace Barclay ;  Bailey, Harriet ;  Lichtenstein, Francina Freese ;  Stokes, Harmina
Excerpts, long and brief, from letters from alumnae or their friends on different areas of interest: nursing in a hospital in China, short extracts of Red Cross nurse Grace Barclay (1912) from France, several from different parts of the United States, nursing in Pau (France), and a ship voyage from New York to "the nations at war."

[Article 14:1] Marriages. — January 1915

[Article 14:1] News Notes. — January 1915

[Article 14:1] Public Health Notes. — January 1915
News and notes of local public health interest, work by Katherine Olmsted in Illinois, update of activities in public health at Hopkins.

[Article 14:1] Queen's Canadian Military Hospital. American Red Cross Hospital at Pau, France. — January 1915
Two half-page photographs of overseas hospitals sent by two alumnae serving at these places.

[Article 14:1] Report of the Quarterly Meeting, November 4, 1914. — January 1915
Minutes and proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association on November 4, 1914, which includes actions taken after reports of standing or special committees, but not actual reports.

[Article 14:1] Some of Our People. — January 1915
Creator: Pfefferkorn, Blanche
The author writes of the variety of people and group individual traits observed at the city hospital in the tenement district of Harlem, New York City. She devotes space to Italians, Negroes, and the Irish and some of the differences she has noted, but also of the joys experienced with each group.

[Article 14:1] The Visiting Nurses of Baltimore. — January 1915
Creator: Lent, Mary E.
The pioneering work of Evelyn Pope Lord (1891) and Anna Jack Smith (1892) gave rise to the Visiting Nurse Association of Baltimore, one of the first six in the country, of which the initial Head Nurse was Ada M. Carr (1893), who led it to its recognized work of the current time. After Miss Carr came Mary Lent (1895) as the Head Nurse. In this article, the writer gives a detailed account of the history and development of the Association. She covers the beginning of school nursing, the involvement with tuberculosis patients, the initiation of the special Eye Work, the growth of its work and its staff.

[Article 14:1] The Work of the Johns Hopkins School for Nurses. — January 1915
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
Beginning with the influence of Florence Nightingale and the establishment of the school of nursing at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, the author moves to the opening of the school of nursing at Johns Hopkins continuing the concept of nursing schools as educational rather than merely apprentice facilities, with the continuing favorable medical trends brought about by this change of concept. She stresses the philosophy brought to the school by its first superintendent, Isabel Hampton, and all of the many beneficial changes brought by Miss Hampton. She also gives much credit to Lavinia Dock who influenced the school for many years. She cites the growth of the school as well as many of its graduates who have made such great contributions to many areas of the health field. She writes of the significance of the Alumnae Association. Finally, she writes of the several problems still confronting schools of nursing, giving great emphasis to the need for a private endowment, citing a hospital's inability to fund an educational school of nursing.

[Serial Volume 14:2] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (April, 1915). — 1915, April. — 1 issue

[Article 14:2] A Protest from California. — April 1915
Creator: Barnard, Helena
A letter of protest to the Board of Managers of the School of Nursing at the new Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, CA upon a change in policy that has led to some educational changes at the school, the resignation of all the students at the school, and the resignation of the nursing head of the school. The lead signer of the protest is Helena Barnard, class of 1892, who has sent it to the Alumnae Magazine and asked that it be printed.

[Article 14:2] Book Reviews. — April 1915
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Relatively long reviews of six (6) books of interest to nurses plus a shorter one called "A Reluctant Adam," described as a bright bit of light reading. Also includes a review of "The Tuberculosis Nurse" written by Ellen La Motte, class of 1902.

[Article 14:2] Constitution and By-Laws of the Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses. — April 1915
Printing of the Constitution, By-Laws of the Alumnae Association, also of its Code of Ethics.

[Article 14:2] Editorials (1) A Protest from California. (2) The American Nurses' Association. (3) We wish to call attention. — April 1915
(1) Introduction to an article in this issue about a letter from Helena Barnard against an action of the Board of the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. (2) Announcement of June meeting of NLNE and Public Health Association in San Francisco. (3) Call to attention of readers that this issue contains the Constitution and Code of Ethics of the Alumnae Association.

[Article 14:2] Letter. — April 1915
Creator: McElderry, Bertha
Letter sent by an alumna with the request by two physicians in Newfoundland for a Hopkins nurse to serve as Head Nurse in a hospital in Newfoundland.

[Article 14:2] Lip Reading for the Adult Deaf. — April 1915
The author of this article, Avondale Gordon, is introduced by Dr, Henry Hurd as a registrar of the Johns Hopkins Medical School who had to resign because of a growing deafness, accompanied by depression. She went to Boston to attend a school for lip reading for the deaf. Upon her return, she was so much improved that she was asked to write this article on the Muller-Walle Method of Lip Reading for the Adult Deaf. In the article, Miss Gordon writes of the despair experienced when one learns deafness is approaching; the sharpening of the other senses when hearing is depleted, including intuition. The course of 30 lessons is described in general, including what is considered a "natural talent" as well, the importance of a good general education, the power of concentration, and good physical condition in general.

[Article 14:2] Marriages. — April 1915
One of the marriages noted gives the groom's name as Glenn Orville from Dayton, Ohio. All other records give the name as Glenn Dayton.

[Article 14:2] News Notes. — April 1915

[Article 14:2] Notices. — April 1915
Announcement of annual meeting of the National Conference of Charities and Correction to be held in Baltimore with the inclusion of the different topics to be discussed and its participants. Also includes a paragraph recruiting missionaries for permanent foreign service.

[Article 14:2] Public Health Notes The Nation's Children. — April 1915
A number of different items relating to public health work in different parts of the country.

[Article 14:2] Public Health Work. — April 1915
Creator: Boley, Rosa F.
After the opening of a hospital in the small town of Lexington, VA, the Civic League there funded a public health nurse for 3 months with such success that local business men then completed the funding for a full year. The article proceeds to tell of the different projects and the various successes, especially in the schools. There is also a movement to get the dentists to join the work.

[Article 14:2] Report of the Quarterly Meeting. — April 1915
Creator: Athey, Helen S. Wilmer
Minutes and proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association in February 1915 including a brief treasuer's report plus reports of different standing or special committees.

[Article 14:2] The Early Years of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. — April 1915
Creator: Hurd, Henry M. (Henry Mills), 1843-1927
This is a detailed and extensive story of the establishment of the Johns Hopkins Hospital up to the current time of its 25th anniversary, beginning with the site of the hospital originally being designated as a site to deal with epidemics, its purchase from the state by Johns Hopkins, his lengthy studies and consultations, as well as his death before the revolutionary process began. Much of the article deals with the physical aspects of the creation of the buildings, the grounds, etc. The article goes into the selection of the first "Big Four" doctors brought to the hospital, their histories and their contributions. (Address given by Dr. Hurd at the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Johns Hopkins Hospital)

[Article 14:2] The Latest and Best Methods of Administering Anaesthetics. — April 1915
Creator: Buckler, H. Warren (Humphrey Warren)
The article admits to the dangers of using anesthetics, then goes into the "fundamental principles" for all who are in this specialty. First is the "uniform regulation of the dosage," this in order to prevent the many undesirable side effects. The second principle is the control of the air supply and the use of a breathing tube to insure adequacy of air supply. The third principle is warming the anesthetic to body temeprature. The writer then goes into detail about the different choices for the anesthetic to be used. Finally, he writes of the possibility that properly trained nurses could administer anesthesias.

[Article 14:2] Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses. — April 1915
Creator: Taylor, Effie J.
Minutes and proceedings of the annual meeting of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses. The biggest problem before the group was how to stimulate increased membership in the organization. The meetings also included an address by Elsie Lawler, reports of all the committees, election of new officers, and a concluding dinner.

[Serial Volume 14:3] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (July, 1915). — 1915, July. — 1 issue

[Article 14:3] Announcements. — July 1915
Announcement of a nursing home in Mt. Washington area for convalescent or resting patients. Also includes usual announcement of terms of alumnae dues.

[Article 14:3] Annual Report. — July 1915
Creator: Lawler, Elsie M.
Annual report given at graduation concerning "the amount of work accomplished, but also the different responsibilities of the school." In it, she highlights the changes to the hospital and school, including the establishment of the JHH School and Convalescent Home for Colored Crippled Children and of Brady Urological Clinic, increased dietary courses, changes in the Orthopedic Clinic, the Phipps Tuberculosis Dispensary, the outside Obstetrical Service, also citing the increases in staff. She also writes of improvements in the School and its program.

[Article 14:3] Book Reviews. — July 1915
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Brief to lengthy reviews of twenty-two (22) books on various topics that might be of interest to nurses, with a few of interest to the general public.

[Article 14:3] Club News Notes. — July 1915
Individual news items about alumnae who live at the Club.

[Article 14:3] Deaths. — July 1915

[Article 14:3] Editorials (1) Class of 1915. (2) Miss Lawler's Report. (3) Our Retiring President. (4)Dr. Winford Smith's... (5) The Endowment Fund, for Training Schools, Committees. (6) Elizabeth Boley. — July 1915
All editorials in this issue are very brief: (1) Single sentence of welcome to graduating class. (2) Miss Lawler's report shows increases in nursing staff and in student nurse classes. (3) Brief tribute to Isabel Stevens Hunner and welcome to her successor, Margaret Hoyt. (4) Points to be observed from Dr. Smith's graduation address, printed later in this issue. (5)Thanks to Miss Nutting for accepting chairmanship of Endowment Fund Committee. (6) Very brief tribute to Elizabeth Boley, class of 1903, on the occasion of her recent death.

[Article 14:3] Graduation Day. — July 1915
A single paragraph giving the agenda of graduation exercises with the listing of the awards given to the students and new graduate nurses.

[Article 14:3] Letters. — July 1915
Two letters sent by an alumnae for publication, written by a soldier overseas and sent to his sister (an alumna), that describes some of the war horrors which the soldiers are experiencing at the front trenches only 1100 yards from the enemy.

[Article 14:3] Marriages. — July 1915

[Article 14:3] Public Health Notes. — July 1915
Individual news items about alumnae who are involved in public health work. Also included is a resolution from the State Federation of Women's Clubs for its members to make a "special study of the milk problem in their neighborhood."

[Article 14:3] Roll of Membership. — July 1915
Listing by class of each member of the Nurses' Alumnae Association as of 1915.

[Article 14:3] To the Little Blue Mothers -- A Tribute. — July 1915
A poem written by an army officer to the nurses who cared for him at JHH. The author signed himself "A Stricken Mountaineer."

[Article 14:3] Twenty-Third Annual Report of the Alumnae Association of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses 1914 - 1915. — July 1915
Besides a listing of the incoming officers, Board of Directors, and all standing and special committees of the Alumnae Association, this section contains the proceedings of the annual meeting with detailed minutes on various subjects, with reports of all committees, a detailed Auditor's Report, and speeches by the president of the group as well as a lengthy abstract from the speech by Dr. Winford Smith on "The Relation of the Hospital to the Community."

[Serial Volume 14:4] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (November, 1915). — 1915, November. — 1 issue

[Article 14:4] Book Reviews. — November 1915
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Brief reviews of eleven (11) books that might be of interest to nurses.

[Article 14:4] Editorials (1) Our Honorary Member --Lavinia L. Dock. (2) American Nurses Convention. — November 1915
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
(1) Tribute to and professional biography of Lavinia Dock by Adelaide Nutting. (2) Comments on the recent ANA convention with special attention to women's suffrage.

[Article 14:4] Experiences with the Red Cross. — November 1915
Creator: Moore, Grace Barclay
This account begins with the ocean trip from New York harbor, the uneventful trip across the ocean to England for a week of relaxation, then the voyage to France. The article covers in detail the preparations, the courses taken in preparation for the active war duties in Pau, France. The article then continues with a detailed description of the work at that hospital and the area surrounding it.

[Article 14:4] Forty-Five Years Ago and Now. — November 1915
Creator: Hurd, Henry M. (Henry Mills), 1843-1927
In this presentation, Dr. Hurd first compares the attitudes toward and the care of the mentally ill forty-five years before when he first became involved with this type patient. He writes in detail of the differences between then and the current time in the "repressive" care given then and the present caliber and training of the nurses. He also emphasizes that the patient is not a set of symptoms or a disease but an individual human being with certain needs. He concludes by telling his audience of student nurses that they are joining a profession, not a trade or a "method of earning a living." (An address given at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital for student nurses on May 19, 1915.)

[Article 14:4] Marriages. — November 1915

[Article 14:4] News Notes (1) Public Health. (2) The Health Center in New York. (3) Club News Notes. — November 1915

[Article 14:4] Pyelitis in Infancy. — November 1915
Creator: Knox, J. H. Mason
This is a presentation of the newly recognized pyelitis in infants, its physiology, symptoms, and medical treatment of the condition.

[Article 14:4] Report of the Delegates to the Convention of the American Nurses Association. — November 1915
Thorough summaries of the activities and proceedings at the convention of the American Nurses Association, the National League of Nursing Education, the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, as well as from the General Sessions.

[Article 14:4] Report of the Quarterly Meeting. — November 1915
Minutes and proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association held October 26, 1915. The account contains the reports of the standing and special committees as well as the Treasurer's Report.

[Article 14:4] The Association Library. — November 1915
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
The chairman of the Library Committee explains that books reviewed come from the publishers at no cost and these books become the property of the Association and are available to all members. Books given as gifts are not reviewed, but are acknowledged in the magazine. She then writes by title and author every book given to the Association during the past year, as well as the donor.