After an introduction by Margaret Brogden, the article consists of the speech given by the Secretary of War Baker on the responsibility of the government and those who remain in the United States to safeguard our citizens, wherever they may be. This speech was given to the National Consumer's League at its annual convention in November 1917.
Includes a long In Memoriam tribute to Dr.Theodore Janeway and two briefer ones to Miriam Knowles, 1916, who died overseas at the Base Hospital in France.
[Article 17:1] Editorials (1) "Women Will Help Men Make the World Safe for Democracy and Peace." (2) Enroll in the Red Cross Nursing Service. (3) The Address of the Secretary of War. (4) The Endowment Fund and Patriotism. — February, 1918
(1) Comments on the need for passage of the amendment for Women's Suffrage, currently awaiting the vote in the U.S. Senate. (2) Appeal for all physically able JHH nurses to join the Red Cross for military service. (3) Necessity for all readers of the magazine to read the speech by the Secretary of War printed in this issue. (4)Notification that all funds donated to the Endowment Fund during the war will be invested in Liberty Bonds.
[Article 17:1] Letters from Our Red Cross Nurses in Europe and the United States. — February, 1918
Letters or excerpts from letters from Red Cross nurses at Base Hospitals in France and the United States, from a Pediatrics Group in France, from England, from different areas in the United States. The names of all writers and others included in the letters have been blocked out due to miliatry censoring. (An exception is a letter signed by Mary Moylan, 1911.) The letters give details of the conditions under which the nurses are living and working.
Full page portrait of Woodrow Wilson to accompany one of the editorials on the passage of women's suffrage law.
[Article 17:1] Special News from Canada Canadian Soldiers Honor the Nursing Profession. — February, 1918
Creator: Moberly, Olga D. ; Forde, Marian
This includes several items about Canadian nurses during the War: the election of a nurse as one of the two representatives of the soldiers in the parliament; honors to Elizabeth Smellie, 1909, by the Red Cross; letter from a Canadian hospital in Ontario from Marion Forde, 1894, who returned to nursing because of the need for nurses at home.
[Article 17:1] The Minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of the Alumnae Association.. — February, 1918
Minutes and proceedings of the Quarterly Meeting of the Alumnae Association held January 24, 1918, including reports from several of the standing or special committees.
[Article 17:1] The Necessity for Increased Enrollment in the Red Cross Nursing Service. — February, 1918
Creator: Nevins, Georgia M.
This speech gives the needs of the Red Cross for nurses now that the United States is in the War and offers some suggestions on how some of the need for nurses in hospitals can be reduced to help meet these needs. It also makes a strong appeal to patriotism at this time. (Speech given at the January, 1918, Alumnae Association meeting.)
Brief reviews of six (6) books that the reviewer feels will be of interest to nurses, two (2) more of religious content, plus mention of one (1) more of religious content.
[Article 17:2] Editorials (1) Honors for Gertrude Muldrew. (2) A Message from the Red Cross Bureau of Nursing. (3) Rank for Red Cross Nurses. (4) Children's Year. (5) Gifts of Great Value, (6) Liberty Bonds and the Endowment Fund. — May, 1918
(1) Congratulations to Gertrude Muldrew, 1904, on her recently being awarded by King George in England of the "Royal Red Cross of the First Class." (2) Although there is a large demand by the Red Cross for nurses, this is a plea that nurses in several categories should stay at home at their present posts. (3) Red Cross Army and Navy nurses need to be assigned rank in order to provide more efficient services. (4) Finally, the government is working to reduce infant mortality and this gives a brief summary of the different efforts being made. (5) This editorial thanks Dr. Howard Kelly for his donation of letters of Florence Nightingale, to Adelaide Nutting and Yssabella Waters for financial contributions to the Endowment Fund. (6) Increased donations of Liberty Bonds have been received for the Endowment Fund.
[Article 17:2] Gertrude Muldrew, 1904, Decorated in 1917 by King George, With the "Royal Red Cross of the First Class". — May, 1918
Full page portrait of Gertrude Muldrew, 1904, in her nurse's uniform, to accompany mention in an editorial of her new honor.
This is a fairly detailed account of the experiences of a nurse alumna who volunteered for a mission to France during the War to learn what the Red Cross could do "toward the welfare of infants and children" at that time. During the oceanic crossing, there was a battle with an enemy submarine. In England, she attended the "War Service" at Westminster Abbey, along with the King and Queen, on the third anniversary of the war. On a day at Oxford, she visited with Dr. Osler who had new responsibilities because of the war. Once in France, she helped develop clinics and care for refugee children and to find personnel plus equipment for these activities. At the end of the trip, she visited the Hopkins Base Hospital and enjoyed seeing familiar faces from home.
Besides the brief announcements, this section contains letters from nurses overseas.
[Article 17:2] Report of the Maryland Red Cross Nursing Committee. — May, 1918
Creator: Sargent, Cora McCabe
During the year of 1917, this Red Cross committee stayed excessively busy with creating and beginning classes in Home Care and -- more actively -- with the Hopkins Base Hospital Unit especially in obtaining nurses for overseas service. (Read at the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses.)
[Article 17:2] Report of the Training School Endowment Fund January 23, 1918 to April 23, 1918. — May, 1918
Listing of contributions by individual and year of graduation for the two month period, with total given at the end.
[Article 17:2] Results of a Survey of the Nursing Resources of Maryland. — May, 1918
This is the report of a survey sponsored by the MD Association of Graduate Nurses to determine the number of nurses in the state, in the schools of nursing, new graduates -- this to give a fairly accurate idea of the number of nurses in the state.
This regular meeting of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Historical Club held in March, 1918, was devoted to the life and work of Florence Nightingale. Featured were books written by Miss Nightingale, an account by Miss Nutting of a visit to Miss Nightingale and of her many accomplishments and of the need of private endowment funds for schools of nursing, the letters (with their titles) donated to the School of Nursing by Dr. Howard Kelly.
[Article 17:2] The Outside Obstetrical Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. — May, 1918
Creator: Spicer, Esther
This outside service is conducted by physicians, nurses and student nurses for pregnant women who, for any of several reasons, cannot be admitted to the maternity ward in the hospital. The services rendered are complete with post natal follow-up visits and a 6-week visit by mother and infant to the hospital.
[Article 17:3] Editorials (1) The Army School of Nursing. (2) The Standard Curriculum for Schools of Nursing. (3) Miss Lawler's Report. (4) Rank for Nurses. (5) To Our President and Retiring President. — August, 1918
Creator: Cullen, Mary Bartlett Dixon ; Smith, Winford H., 1877-1961
(1) Announcement of the establishment of the Army School of Nursing as designed by our leading nurses. This includes the lengthy speech by Dr. Winford Smith on the advantages of this system as opposed to one for training "aides." (2) The standard curriculum as prepared by the NLNE is ready for distribution as a guide to all schools of nursing. The committee creating this document is listed as well. (3) Announcement that this issue contains Miss Lawler's annual report. (4) Notes on the continued push for rank to be assigned to military nurses. (5)Congratulations to new president of JHNAA and thanks to retiring president.
[Article 17:3] Extracts from the Hearing Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-Fifth Congress, Second Session on Suggested Changes in the Nurse Corps, April 16, 20, 1918. — August, 1918
This article is a verbatim account of the hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives about the need for official rank for nurses serving in the Army. The reason given was specific: the nurses need rank so that soldiers (e.g. corpsmen) will obey their orders, which currently they did not. The discussion is detailed, with many congressional questions and testimony from some physicians and nurses.
This is a very brief summary of the graduation exercises for the Class of 1918; a listing of the scholarship award winners, and a complete list of the members of the graduating class; the very lengthy annual report of the Superintendent of the School, Miss Lawler, giving facts and figures, changes and additions to the school and the hospital and their staffs, information about our nurses serving the Allies during the war.
This is a passionate explanation by the lawyer representing the nurses for the granting of "relative rank" to nurses in the Army Nurse Corps. She explains that military men tend to obey only when the request/order comes from an officer. She states that the discord that comes from this negatively affects the care received by our soldiers. She writes that the bill will come up for vote later in the year and urges support for its passing.
Two brief notices: (1) appeal for a nurse for a hospital in Mexico, also appeals for open positions in many other American and Canadian hospitals; (2) appeal for the first issue of the Alumnae Magazine to complete the set.
Listing of newly-elected and newly-appointed officers, committee chairmen, and committee members for 1918. (When a chairman of a committee is listed, the other members of that committee are not listed in this indexing.)
War poem by Ada M. Carr (1893) ater seeing an article in the newspaper that "British troops occupied Bethlehem."
[Article 17:3] The Training Camp for Nurses, Vassar College. — August, 1918
Creator: Wolf, Anna Dryden
To increase the number of nurses during World War I and to increase the number of women of high intellect becoming nurses, this is one of several "training camps" associated with colleges established during the war. The author reviews the subjects taught, the physical set-up, how the lack of a "standardization of technique" in different schools has created some difficulty in teaching. She also gives the daily schedule for the day which includes time for physical exercise in a variety of ways. She concludes with the statement that "The best thing about this camp is the splendid cooperation of everyone concerned."
[Article 17:3] Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association. — August, 1918
Minutes and proceedings of the Annual Meeting on May 2, 1918, including complete Auditors' Report, reports of all standing and special committees, and a speech from the commander of the base at Fort McHenry in Baltimore.
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948
In this speech, Miss Nutting discusses the problem that, with so many nurses volunteering to serve with the Red Cross and Army, there is a desperate shortage of the nurses qualified to teach and train the surging numbers of students in the schools of nursing. She speaks of the use of "trained volunteers," given short courses in care as creating a huge problem later. She proposes a system where those especially trained in teaching and public health stay in the civilian field so that not only our soldiers, but also the public, are sufficiently served. (This is an adddress before the American Nurses' Convention, 1918.)
The article tells of the importance of Public Health Nursing, the loss of so many Public Health nurses to the war effort, and the need for new recruits to the field to keep the American public well and healthy. The author cites the many advantages of Public Health nursing.
[Article 17:4] Editorials (1) The New Age. (2) The Service de Sante. (3) Public Health Nursing. (4) The Epidemic. (5) Our Losses. — November, 1918
Creator: Cullen, Mary Bartlett Dixon
(1) Strong comments about the need for women's suffrage, the proposed amendment now before Congress, and President Wilson's backing the need for this amendment. (2) Brief comments of the Service de Sante which places American nurses in French hospitals to care for American soldiers. (3) Introduction to three (3) aricles in this issue promoting the need for Public Health Nursing. (4)The "Spanish Influenza" [or "The Flu"] has brought havoc to our nurses and our soldiers. (5) Mention of the recent losses of our nurses which concludes with a poem called "The Dust Hopes."
Letter from an alumna on her first day arriving in France a few miles from the front, the immediate activities in the operating room tent either as scrub nurse or anesthetist, the first air raid from a German pilot masquerading as a French pilot in a French plane, the sad cases seen and the bravery of the soldiers.
(1) Includes a lengthy letter from an alumna (Mrs. Foard, 1896) on her ongoing experiences in France as a "hospital teacher." (2) On page 229, "Miss Dillis" noted as having influenza at Camp Dix and "Miss Dickenson" is noted as caring for her. Neither name could be found in the school records or in the Camp Dix records.
Three very brief notices about omitting the cover of the magazine due to costs, change of address of Secretary-Treasurer, and change in the alumnae Constitution.
[Article 17:4] President Woodrow Wilson as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy Urges the Passage of the Federal Suffrage Amendment as a War Measure. — November, 1918
Creator: Wilson, President Woodrow
Full text of the address delivered to the Senate on September 30, 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson on the necessity of passing the Women's Suffrage amendment to the U. S. constitution. He emphasizes the bipartisan nature of the amendment and its necessity related to the war and the principles upon which the U.S. has joined in that war.
From one Public Health nurse comes this account of the stresses, problems, and terrible needs of people during the current "Flu Epidemic." The writer tells of all members of a family being ill, the many deaths, the attempt to procure help, the limits of nurses in their care for patients. Also, however, the writer tells of the many efforts of people to help: lending cars, caregivers for other families, etc.
[Article 17:4] The Influenza Epidemic in Cumberland, Maryland. — November, 1918
Creator: Lichtenstein, Francina Freese
A letter from a recovering nurse (Mrs. Lichtenstein, 1901) on how the Flu Epidemic was managed in Cumberland, MD, and of the many lives that were saved because of prompt and correct actions. She describes the panic of the public and the exhaustion of the health care personnel. After a meeting at her home, professionals and volunteers began the accumulation of supplies and the subsequent work with patients amidst the rushing, the turmoil and the exhaustion of all.
Creator: Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962
This article includes a brief introductory letter from Alice Fitzgerald followed by detailed information on this service which puts American nurses in French hospitals to care for American soldiers. It also includes fascinating extracts from many letters about some of the experiences.
Public Health nurses are necessary both abroad for the war purposes but just as much here at home to prevent and combat epidemics of disease and to maintain health, especially of the children. Both subjects are discussed by the author in a fair amount of detail.