Brief announcements of activities and other items of interest to nursing personnel at the JHH.
[Article 39:1] Endowed Schools of Nursing The Endowment of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. — January 1940
Creator: Tunnell, Helen (Frances) Ziegler
Using a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, with subsequent financial support from the same source, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was established in 1925, with a full separation from the hospital delayed until 1934 and with its first professional graduation in 1938. At the time of the article, two separate courses were offered by the school; the two courses are described briefly.
Resumption of general monthly staff meetings feature Dr. Winford Smith as the first speaker. The following month featured speech by social worker. Following this came explanation of activities of the Admitting Office.
[Article 39:1] Important Announcements by Maryland Health Departments. — January 1940
Creator: Cullen, Mary Bartlett Dixon
Objectives of the Maryland Health Department to improve the health of communities with a brief commentary on the committees formed to perform the work. The deficiencies are listed along with some of the ways to help.
[Article 39:1] Interesting Articles in the December 1939 American Journal of Nursing. — January 1940
One to two sentence reviews of twelve (12) articles found in December 1939 issue of the American Journal of Nursing.
From two smaller groups serving the needs of the poor has come the largest non-sectarian, private family welfare society in the country. The new Community Service Society has two Hopkins nurses on its staff.
Report of proceedings of four meetings of Pittsburgh group of nursing alumnae from the first one in the Fall of 1938 to the next one where the decision was made to "organize," a card party, and a first meeting of the Fall of 1939.
[Article 39:1] Report of Activities of J.H. H. Nurses Alumnae Association Given at the Meeting of the Maryland State Nurses Association. — January 1940
Creator: Thuma, Marion E.
Varied items of activities of the JHHNAA during the year: Publication, Registry, House, Library, Sick Visiting, Gate House, Red Cross, and other Committees. Includes report on progress of Nutting Endowment Fund, progress on writing the book on the life of Mrs. Robb.
[Article 39:1] Report of the Regular Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — January 1940
Creator: Loeffler, Catherine
Minutes and reports of committees from meeting on November 3, 1939
Report of proceedings of meeting of New York Club of nursing alumnae with Elizabeth Phillips (1927) as speaker. Aslo description of the group's Anniversary dinner in November 1939 with 33 members attending.
[Article 39:1] The Red Cross and the Red Cross Nursing Service Today. — January 1940
Creator: Dunbar, Virginia
Need for increased enrollment for the Red Cross Nursing Service, the reasons for that increased need, discussion of several activities being performed by this group, including relief of suffering in wartime Europe.
Detailed story of one nurse alumna of her adventures in England after finishing an educational program in the days before the beginning of World War II: the beginning of the air raids with escape to air raid shelters, the movement of children out of the city to safer environments, the beginning of her work with the International Council for Nursing. After the executive decision that the records of the ICN should be moved to safety to New York City, this alumna was the one who packed all the records and was in charge of bringing them to the United States. The account of the voyage from England to the U.S. is another adventure described by the author.
Proposal for the establishment of a small "coffee shop" at Hopkins Hospital for the convenience of staff and for the use of profits for increasing the Endowment Fund (or for some other purpose). To aid the cause, the author tells of the "coffee shop" experience in another hospital.
Brief reviews of six (6) books -- or new editions of older books -- that are of interest to nurses. Also includes a more lengthy book review of a newer book, "How to be a Responsible Citizen," the review of which is by a different reviewer and is reprinted from an issue of a different magazine.
Report of Christmas activities in different clinics at JHH: Phipps, Harriet Lane, Osler, Halsted Three--The Children's Ward, Women's Clinic, The Nursing School Office. Also present is an account by The Probationer Nursing Students. The article is accompanied by two photographs: "Cardboard Village" and "Fruit and Vegetable Orchestra."
Very brief announcements of facts and activities of interest about the hospital or nursing or the nursing students.
[Article 39:2] Editorials (1) Miss Lawler Resigns. (2) Dr. Bay's Bequest to Nurses. (3) Red Cross Nurse's Badge. (4) Why Write about Christmas Now? (5) Order It Today. — April 1940
Short editorials about Miss Lawler's resignation as head of the School of Nursing and Superintendent of Nurses, financial bequest of physician for financial help for sick nurses, the wearing of the Red Cross nursing badge, planned activities for upcoming Christmas celebrations in the hospital,reduction in the cost for "Within the Gates" book.
Development of the current American flag from the British flags of 1707 and later, the addition of the horizontal stripes from the Dutch flag in the 1660's, the changes made to the U.S. flag with the addition of new states.
After an introduction to the improvements made in the Nurses' Infirmary, the Private Duty Nurses' rooms and the new library, the writer gives more detailed information about the new Private Duty Nurses' Dressing Room, the Marburg Library, the new surgical dressing rooms and the cafeteria in the Out-Patient Department. She also includes a short amusing vignette about a little boy patient in the hospital.
The role of the Quarantine Station of The U. S. Public Health Service in preventing spread of disease, including some of the procedures in the inspection of incoming aircraft. (Excerpts from articles in the Baltimore Health News of May 1939 and January 1940.)
In Memoriam tributes to recently deceased alumna, Louise Pomeroy Yale by members of the Class of 1916. Includes a donation from her mother and an article from the St. Petersburg Times of December 25, 1939.
Program of meetings and instruction of staff and head nurses to assist in increasing knowledge of advances in medicine and nursing, and in understanding the workings of all the departments of the hospital.
Account of the dinner meeting of the club in February 1940 with Effie Taylor and Calista Banwarth as guest speakers.
[Article 39:2] The Russell Sage College School of Nursing associated with the Albany Hospital and Albany Medical College. — April 1940
Creator: Amberson, Katherine Good
Description of the course of study over the four year program culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree. The discussion responds to two questions: (1) how are the courses arranged over the four years and (2) how do you plan for sufficient hours of practice. The complete 4-year schedule in chart form is included in the article.
Memories of the professional life and personal attributes of a recently deceased alumna written by a graduate several years later of the school of nursing. Includes a double page photograph of Miss Miller with a group of students at the bed of a patient.
Included are a brief appeal for relief nurses to fill the vacancies expected at Hopkins during the coming summer, an appeal for help in areas of the writing of the book on the life of Isabel Hampton Robb, and a correction in the title given in the previous issue to Katherine Amberson,class of 1919.
Requirements, duties, and responsibilities of a nurse in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. Author was a navy nurse currently stationed in the Philippines and she gives a description of the Naval hospital there and the services it provided.
Account of the dinner meeting of the club with election of officers for coming year.
[Article 39:3] Report of the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — July 1940
Proceedings, reports of the President and chairmen of all standing and special committees, and other business at the Annual Meeting of the alumnae on May 24, 1940. Also includes the complete Auditor's Report for the finances during the year.
Brief report of annual meeting of club held on May 4, 1940 with Miss Lawler as guest.
[Article 39:3] The National Biennial Nursing Convention Philadelphia, May 12 - 18, 1940. — July 1940
Creator: Struve, Mildred
Report from the Alumnae Delegate of the national convention with the theme Nursing in a Democracy. Special mention is made of the Red Cross meeting on one evening of the convention and of the Hopkins dinner with 72 members of the Hopkins family together.
Development of new sulfa drugs to combat illnesses (e.g bacterial pneumonia) previously resistant to medications. Includes comparisons of several commonly used sulfa drugs as well as precautions and side effects. The article also emphasizes that bacterial chemotherapy is "still very much in its infancy."
Professional and personal account of the life of Anna D. Wolf, newly appointed Director of the Hopkins School of Nursing and Nursing Service.
[Article 39:4] Baltimore's Hospital Service Plan A Progress Report. — October 1940
Development of a plan (Blue Cross) to assist in payment for medical services which previously proved catastrophic for people. This service was developed for people whose employers cover medical services and for those who did not receive benefits through an employer plan.
History of the development of industrial nursing from the 5th century B.C.E. to the employment of the first gradute industrial nurse in the United States in 1895 until the present time. The article also writes of the development of a special association for these nurses, as well as the broad spectrum of activities for which an industrial nurse is responsible.