[Article 16:1] American Red Cross Bureau of Nursing Service. — February 1917
Creator: Noyes, Clara D.
Beginning with the organization of the Red Cross with its various officers and divisions, the writer progresses to the delay in establishing the American division of the Red Cross and its duties and responsibilities since the war began in 1914. She details the areas served by Red Cross nurses then, always with an emergency detachment of ten. It also serves as an advisory board for the active nurses in the ward as well as an educational group. Finally, she writes of those nurses overseas in the actual war zone and the work there.
Brief reviews of seven (7) books of interest to nursing plus mention of a novel which is mentioned by the reviewer. One of the books reviewed is written by two nurse alumnae serving overseas in the war.
[Article 16:1] Editorials (1) Louisa Parsons. (2) Mary Sewell Garner's "Public Health Nursing." (3) The Sick Visiting Committee. — February 1917
Creator: Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919 ; Carr, Ada M. ; Cullen, Mary Bartlett Dixon
(1) Tribute by Dr. Osler delivered on behalf of the Hopkins nurses at the funeral of Louisa Parsons in England. (2) A new book giving the "amazing growth and scope" of public health nursing. (3) This is a brief message about the importance of visiting our sick alumnae plus the address to which notice of a sick alumna should be sent.
[Article 16:1] Examination Questions of the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses, October, 1916. — February 1917
The majority of this article is the series of actual questions from the State Board Exams. Questions are in the five (5) general fields, e.g. Anatomy and Physiology, and four (4) specialized fields, e.g. Obstetrics. The article opens with comments about the admirable record of Maryland schools of nursing with the exam.
[Article 16:1] From the War Zone (1) Moments in Westminster Abbey. (2) Letters. — February 1917
Creator: Conover, Alice B. ; Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962 ; Adams, Mary Victoria ; MacDonald, V. May
First is an emotional account by an army nurse in England of her visit to Westminster Abbey and its services there. Following this are excerpts from letters from three (3) nurses serving overseas.
Full page photograph of Louisa Parsons in full uniform to accompany the editorial detailing her funeral services in England. Miss Parsons was one of the first nurses to work at Johns Hopkins Hospital when it was first established.
These notes contain the minutes of the November1916 meeting of the New York Alumnae Regional group which includes extracts from aletter from Yssabella Waters. Also in the article are the usual brief individual news notes of all alumnae.
Minutes and proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting of the nurses Alumnae Association held January 26, 1917, including reports of standing committees and a discussion about membership in the group.
Dr. Meyer's theme in this address is that "activity and occupation" are the "central" need in building mental health. He enlarges on the concept as necessary to change of the human. (Address given to graduating class of 1915 Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital)
This article gives in great detail the process and procedures involved in admitting wounded soldiers from the ambulances to their correct places in different wards at this hospital. After describing this admission/selection/assignment procedure, the writer "follows" a patient into the ward, and proceeds to describe the succession of the patients following him with triage performed on each. The multitude of duties of the nurses and their staff also is described in detail. (The article is accompanied by two photographs of this "Ambulance Brigade Hospital" plus the aerial photograph on the Frontispiece.)
The writer was in London when she was told she needed an operation. She writes of her feelings being away from home and "obliged to go to a nursing home for which I had such a dread." Her experience at the specific "nursing home" at which she had her surgery and her care during recovery was far different from her expectations. She was in a lovely room with attractive wallpaper, she received excellent care and compassion. In comparing her care there with American hospitals, she concluded tht the Americans were more efficient, but the British had "more elasticity and a more friendly element."
Included among the four (4) reported deaths are a short tribute to Hallie Lee Washington (1899) by some classmates and a longer In Memoriam to Fanny S. Harrell (1900) by Nancy Ellicott (1903).
[Article 16:2] Editorials (1) The War for Democracy. (2) Poems of the Great War. — May 1917
(1) Using as support an excerpt from President Wilson's speech on the goals of World War I, the writer gives support for woman suffrage. (2) Announcement of a collection of "war poems," compiled by the sister of a JHH Training School for Nurses alumna, some of which are printed in this issue.
Printing from a compilation of war poems of five (5) of these poems.
[Article 16:2] Reorganization of Municipal Nursing in Los Angeles. — May 1917
Creator: Jamme, Anna C.
This article describes the work of Mary Lent (1895) in reorganizing the public health service in Los Angeles. Her work of six (6) months is described in interesting details that show the increase in efficiency, the attention to children and child health, the increased cooperation among different divisions and organizations in the city as well as the increased education of the public.
[Article 16:2] Report of Special Meeting of the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Association. — May 1917
Minutes of a special meeting of the Alumnae Association held March 23, 1917 for the purpose of considering the advisability of raising the salary of the private duty nurse. The decision was to raise the rate for "outside" cases although it was not possible to raise the rate in the hospital.
[Article 16:2] St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples, France. Accomodation, 540 Beds. — May 1917
Aerial photograph of a hospital in France to accompany an article in this issue of the magazine.
This article presents a discussion of the use of textbooks for nurses from several angles. First, there should not be many textbooks and the author emphasizes the probable importance of Anatomy-Physiology and Materia Medica texts. Next, she writes of what reference books are available and desirable. Then, she addresses the subject of "What Constitutes a Good Text-Book" and emphasizes that the scientific principles presented must be true. She also writes of a group of questions regarding text-books, including how and why nurses should be writing for nurses. Finally, she emphasizes that no text-book should stand alone as a way to teach students, but that the instructor who correlates the theory and practice presented holds the all-important task for effective learning.
The speaker is the Director of Nursing Service of the American Red Cross, who graduated from JHH Training School for Nurses 23 years earlier. Her speech begins on a personal note and the meaning of this speech opportunity to her. She then devotes the rest of the talk to the roles and responsibilities of women during this war, especially nurses and especially as they apply to being with the Red Cross.
Brief notice of resolution passed at Board Meeting of Alumnae Association as "disapproving of any member...who practices or has practiced any art or cult not recognized by Maryland State Board or approved by MD Medical Association.." and disapproves use of name of the school in advertising any work of that kind.
[Article 16:3] Nursing Personnel, Johns Hopkins Hospital Base Hospital Unit, No. 18. — August 1917
Full page photograph of nurses of Base Hospital #18 in full uniform, in four (4) rows. The photograph accompanies an article on the base hospital later in this issue.
Listing of the officers of the Alumnae Association elected for 1917 - 1918 plus chairmen and members of Standing and Special Committees. (In the listing of the committees, where there is a designated chairman, the entire membership of tht committee is not listed.)
[Article 16:3] Report of the Superintendent of the Training School. — August 1917
Creator: Lawler, Elsie M.
In her annual report, Miss Lawler emphasizes the increased numbers of patients in many of the services with the accompanying lack of increase in numbers of staff. She also emphasizes the increased number of student nurse applications with the same high credentials as always.
[Article 16:3] The Johns Hopkins Base Hospital Unit, Number 18. — August 1917
The article begins with a listing of all of the medical and nursing personnel in the unit, then gives a brief personal account of an alumna at the time of the departure of the unit for New York, followed by a brief appeal for joining the Red Cross either as part of its "Emergency Detachiment" or by paying dues.
[Article 16:3] Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association. — August 1917
Minutes and proceedings of the annual meeting of the Nurses Alumnae Association held May 25, 1917, including reports of all standing and special committees, full auditors' report, a lengthy speech by Dr. Thomas Cullen, and the report of the Annual Convention of the ANA/NLNE/NOPHN. At the conclusion of the meeting, three (3) resolutions were presented in memory of the recently deceased members: Kate Emory (1917), Louise Steffens Suggett (1899) and Fanny Harrell (1900).
One-to-two sentence citing of various statistics in the United States about different illnesses in the United States,e.g Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever, Cancer. It also includes "Healthograms" to prevent illness and maintain health.
A series of nine (9) letters beginning on a transport ship from the United States and continuing from Army Hospital #2 in France. The letters contain accounts of the physical surroundings, some of the training received, the first mail received from "home," and some of the uncensored experiences after reaching "the front."
Lavinia Dock was one of those women picketing the White House for women's suffrage who were arrested for "obstructing traffic" and served 30 days in the Government Work House. The writer, also a suffragette, writes of the continuing need for the required amendment to the Constitution.
Report of the Quarterly Meeting minutes and proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting held in October 1917, including reports from standing and special committees, as well as a listing of all the nurses who are serving overseas or in various locations in the United States. Along with the proceedings was included a resolution honoring the death of Susan Reed Thayer.
Creator: Slemons, J. Morris (Josiah Morris), 1876-1948
The increased care of the mother in pre-natal, during delivery, and in post-natal care has had several advantages: decrease in infant mortality by half, reduction in mortality of mothers, improvement in the health of children immediately after birth and later, decrease in "the suffering from female troubles after childbirth." The author enlarges on these facts by describing the work of the Women's Clinic at Yale Medical School.
[Article 16:4] The Committee on Nursing of the General Medical Board of the National Council of Defense. — November 1917
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948 ; Wald, Lillian D. ; Lathrop, Julia C. ; Goodrich, Annie W.
The purpose of this committee is to "institute effective measures to increase the supply of nurses for home as well as for war defense." The article consists mostly of two (2) letters about the work of the committee. One letter is from Miss Nutting; the other signed by four (4)members of the committee. Both write of the need for long-term solutions, the efforts to reach college-trained women, and the results up to that time.
Rather than use the commercial and advertised disinfectants, rather than worry about complex treatments, and rather than keeping patients with infectious diseases isolated, the way to combat infectious diseases and their spread is by preventive care (vaccinations, etc.) and routine cleanliness (handwashing, etc.) The author gives informtion on a myriad of infectious diseases (e.g. diphtheria, typhoid, measles, etc.). (Address given to American Nurses Association by Dr. George W. Goler.)
[Article 16:4] Things I Have Seen in Sanitation and Civics in Our Schools. — November 1917
Creator: Nelson, Mary Carter
As a Public Health Nurse in Michigan, the writer made inspections of 175 country schools there. In this article she reports her findings of all of the unsanitary and unhealthful conditions she found: poor ventilation, rooms and desks not fitted to individual students, poor toilet facilities and supervision, inadequate cleaning of classrooms, the absence of personal cleanlines, and the results of absent medical care of children (i.e. poor health, poor eyesight, dental decay).