Reviews by Ruth B. Sherman on seventeen books of interest to nurses plus one longer review by Nelly Holljes on a book about the "biology" of human conflict. The subjects of the other books are varied -- from personal to several on Syphilis.
[Article 37:1] Ceramics as a Factor in Occupational Therapy. — January 1938
Development of ceramics instruction for patients in Phipps as part of its program of Occupational Therapy. Includes a history of ceramics and the actual process.
Celebrations of Christmas throughout the hospital with Christmas trees on every unit, at the Main Entrance, and at Hampton House. Slso given are the celebrations in the special departments of Phipps, Wilmer, and Woman's Clinic.
Brief announcements of events and changes in many places and categories within the hopsital.
[Article 37:1] Editorials (1) Greetings of the New Year! (2) Status of Child Labor Legislation. — January 1938
(1) Objectives of the magazine and concerns about both content and finances. (2) Negative status on ratification of Child Labor Ammendment before the nation at the present time.
[Article 37:1] Honorary Degrees (1) Remarks Introducing Alice G. Carr, 1914, for Honorary Degree from the Ohio State University. (2) Harvard University Confers Degree on Dr. Finney. . — January 1938
(1)The presentation gives the details of the illustrious career of Alice Carr during WWI and with the Red Cross following the war, plus following this her long work in Greece and Turkey. (2) Brief announcements of honorary awards to Dr. Finney and to Dr. Sabin.
Departure of Miss Nevins, a member of the first graduating class of nurses from Hopkins to live with her sister in Texas. There is a short biographical paragraph on Miss Nevins' career. There also is a brief announcement of a new position for Alta Dines with the American Red Cross.
The course of study in nursing training programs in India; the several problems in giving good care to Indian patients.
[Article 37:1] Psychiatric Nursing Practical Application and Experience in Phipps Clinic. — January 1938
Creator: Hardin, Zelpha
Citing the inadequacy of the student nurses' beginning knowledge of psychiatric nursing, the new program is formulated. The article gives the details of the program for senior student nurses.
[Article 37:1] Quotations and Interesting Statistics from Dr. Smith's Annual Report. — January 1938
Brief report of some of items discussed by Dr. Smith in his annual report that made this the "most successful year" since the opening of the hospital.
[Article 37:1] Report of Quarterly Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — January 1938
Proceedings of the Quarterly meeting of the Alumnae Association including reports of several standing committees.
[Article 37:1] Request of Pavlov to the Academic Youth of his Country. — January 1938
Letter from Pavlov to those who become scientists to practice "gradualness, modesty and passion." (Letter just before Pavlov's death, at the age of 87 years, on February 27, 1936. Translated from the Russian by Professor P. Kupalov, chief assistant in the Pavlov Institute at Leningrad.)
[Article 37:1] Tentative Program for General Staff Meetings at Hopkins from October to June. — January 1938
List of the eight topics tentatively scheduled for staff education for the six months starting in October 1938.
This is a non-profit health service plan to help the "average person" receive adequate care in any hospital in the area. It is cooperative among the hospitals. Each participant contributes a small sum monthly and, in turn, receives adequate care at the hospital of his/her choice.
[Article 37:1] The Part of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Campaign Against Syphilis. — January 1938
The efforts of the U.S Public Health Service in education about and treatment of syphilis combined with the account of what Hopkins had been doing (and is still doing) to investigate and treat the disease.
The writer describes and gives examples of the Health Service at the very large clubhouse of the American Woman's Association in New York City. The Health Service is free, available 24 hours, with a physician on call 24 hours/day and nurses always present. The writer emphasizes the focus of the service in health maintenance, prevention of serious health problems, and the importance of emotional/mental care.
Short paragraphs informing alumnae of the sudden death of Dr. Futcher who had been at Hopkins since 1894.
[Article 37:2] Editorials (1) Lucy Wortham James. (2) Our Gate House Shop. (3) The Flaming Light. — April 1938
(1)Tribute to Mrs. James who gave a large donation for the construction of Women's Clinic (photograph of the bronze tablet acknowledging her contribution is the Frontispiece of this issue). (2)History of the constuction of the "lodge" at the main entrance and its development into the Gate House Shop. (3) Progress in gaining funds for the Endowment Fund of the Alumnae Association.
Personal memories of Dr. Osler, Dr. Halsted, Dr. Kelly and Dr. Welch by a nurse graduate of the Class of 1897. The article emphasizes the emphasis on the "teamwork" between doctors and nurses. (Includes a full page photo of the painting of "The Big Four.")
[Article 37:2] In Memoriam (1) Katherine de Long. (2) Mary Cooper. — April 1938
Tributes to two recently deceased nursing alumnae: a longer one on Kathrine de Long and a very short one on Mary Frehsee Cooper
Brief announcements of topics and/or organizations of interest to medical and nursing personnel, e.g. leading causes of death in Baltimore, a "medical gymnasium," pneumonia serum for indigent patients.
On the 100th anniversary of the Medical College of Virginia the dean of the School of Nursing gives a review of the history of the medical divisions of the college, with the collegiate level school of nursing beginning in 1925. The writer cites the contributions of several Hopkins nurse graduates during the period.
Creator: Eastman, Nicholson J. (Nicholson Joseph), 1895-
The high mortality rate in obstetrics has prompted concerted efforts "to render child-bearing safer." The writer discusses several of the emphasized areas of diligence: education, prevention of anemia, x-ray measurement of the pelvis and child, syphilis, and the increasing use of local anesthesia and analgesia.
[Article 37:2] Report of Quarterly Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — April 1938
Proceedings of the regular quarterly meeting of the Nurses' Alumnae Association including reports of several of the standing and special committees.
[Article 37:2] Rockefeller Foundation Torch Kindled by Sir William Osler. — April 1938
According to this article, The Rockefeller Foundation was founded after John D. Rockefeller read a book by Dr. Osler. What Dr. Osler actually wrote was printed in The Sun, August 8, 1937 and is reprinted here.
The establishment (in September, 1937) of a Personnel Health Clinc to examine new employees for health and fitness and to assist in maintaining health of Hopkins Hospital employees in every department. It is called by the author "a public health venture in preventive medicine."
The difference between a "nurse" and a "good nurse" lies in the care of a "person" rather than a "patient." He speaks of an individual being "letter perfect" in theory and yet "hopelessly lacking in the application of that knowledge," "oustanding in her theoretic work in the classroom, but ...a total loss on the ward." He goes on to try to determine the factors that differentiate the two abilities and the need for constant education and information and experience. (Graduation speech made at Jefferson Hospital, Roanoke, VA on May 12, 1938)
Activities at the School of Nursing during the past year, changes in staff and events during the past year, description of the entering class of students and of some of the courses given in the School. (Report given at Graduation Exercises May 26, 1938)
[Article 37:3] Report of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — July 1938
Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Alumnae Association with the reports of all standing and special committees, plus the complete Auditor's Report.
Brief summary of the 8th annual Turtle Derby held at J.H.H.
[Article 37:3] Virginia Betzold's Experiences as an International Student. — July 1938
Creator: Betzold, K. Virginia
An alumna writes of her experiences -- good and less than good -- as one of twenty-one nurses from thirteen countries living the life of an Interntional Student in London. There were many trips, short and long, with the highlight being the trip to Northern Europe, about which there are many details.
The role of the graduate nurse in the modern field of care. There is emphasis on the growing importance of public health nursing, the recognition of private duty nursing as the largest field, the progress of nursing into other specialized fields, the question to be asked by each graduate for what field she is most suited, and the main characteristics needed by any nurse.
[Article 37:4] High Tribute Paid Dr. Finney on Seventy-Fifth Birthday. — October 1938
Creator: Stone, Harvey B.
Summary of the participants and activities at the dinner honoring Dr. Finney on his 75th birthday. The participants were from all walks of life and not just from the medical fields. Following the summary is a copy of the thank you note from Dr. Finney to the Nurses' Alumnae Association for its good wishes.
[Article 37:4] Hopkins Nurse Awarded High Honors in England Miss Virginia Betzold placed at head of class in international school. — October 1938
Brief clippoing from the Baltimore Sunpaper on Miss Betzold receiving "first honors" in course taken at Bedford College for Women in London, England.
[Article 37:4] In Memoriam (1) Tillie Spencer Cone. (2) Yssabella Waters. (3) Dr. Thomas Boggs. — October 1938
Brief tributes to two (2) recently deceased early graduates of the school of nursing and to a popular Hopkins physician.
Announcement of the resignations of Ethel Northam to work as superintendant of nursing at Women's Hospital, of Elma Hussey to become suprintendant of nursing in a hospital in Rochester, NY. Also announced are their replacements.