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


[Serial Volume 40] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (1941). — 1941

[Serial Volume 40:1] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (January, 1941). — 1941, January. — 1 issue

[Article 40:1] Alta Elizabeth Dines. — January 1941
Accomplishments of, appointments and honors to Miss Dines quoted from the "New York State Nurse" Vol. XII, No. 4, October 1940.

[Article 40:1] Alumnae News. — January 1941

[Article 40:1] American Red Cross -- Harvard Hospital. — January 1941
100-bed hospital established in England for study and treatment of communicable diseases during wars. Financed by Red Cross, Harvard University is in charge and doing the work.

[Article 40:1] An Inspiring Letter. — January 1941
Creator: Miller, Amy P.
In this letter written in 1927, this graduate of the Class of 1900 emphasizes the need for nursing education to stimulate and build upon the ideals that so often motivate women to enter nursing, something she laments is currently being ignored.

[Article 40:1] Be a Good Neighbor. — January 1941
Creator: Newcomb, Dorothy Perkins
It is essential that Americans know their neighbors in South America who "are quite different from us." To this end, the article reviews the history of the settlement of South America, its development principally as an agricultural community, the social milieu, and other essentials we should know.

[Article 40:1] Book Reviews. — January 1941
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Reviews of three (3) newly published books of interest to medicine and/or nursing.

[Article 40:1] Deaths. — January 1941
Includes an In Memoriam article from N.Y.Times for Bertha Weisbrod Allen (Class of 1914)

[Article 40:1] Diagnostic Clinic. — January 1941
Creator: Walker, Virginia H.
The Diagnostic Clinic was set up to assist patients with no money or with only moderate incomes to receive all diagnostic tests needed to make a correct diagnosis. All patients had to be referred by a physician.

[Article 40:1] Editorials (1) Miss Lawler's Choice -- We Hope; (2) How Should I Answer?. — January 1941
(1) Hope that Miss Lawler really intends to return to Baltimore to live. (2) Hints on how to rspond to call for more nurses in so many different areas needing help.

[Article 40:1] Endowed Schools of Nursing The Endowment of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing of Western Reserve University. — January 1941
The struggle for a collegiate school of nursing and its ultimate realization due to the continuing efforts of Mrs. Frances Payne Bolton. The school started in 1898 as the Lakeside Hospital School of Nursing.

[Article 40:1] In Praise of the O. O. S.. — January 1941
Creator: Ames, Miriam
The Outside Obstetrical Service was closed at the end of August 1940. This article reviews its founding, its provisions, and its development both as service to the community and also with the education to students. When the JHH inpatient obstetrical service began, JHHSON students no longer learned at the Outside Obstetrical Service, which then taught student nurses from several other schools of nursing. As the number of inpatient areas in hospitals increased, the need for the outside services and home deliveries decreased and were judged as not needed.

[Article 40:1] Items of Interest. — January 1941
Brief announcements of: recognition of Miss Lawler's retirement from the South African Nursing Journal, sessions of the National Christian Mission being held in Baltimore, Dr. Lewis Weed selected by President Roosevelt for new committee for national defense program, successful use of sulfa drugs for bombing injuries in England, an "M.T." who left the School of Nursing after 5 months.

[Article 40:1] Join the Red Cross Nursing Service Now. — January 1941
Creator: Witmer, S. Kathryn
Appeal for increased enrollment in the First Reserve for nurses in the American Red Cross to meet goal of 25,000 enrollees. Article gives qualifications for membership, different categories, and the efforts being made to meet the goal.

[Article 40:1] Letters. — January 1941
Creator: Stockholm, Josephine Traverse
Parts of two letters from England describing life during air raids from Germany.

[Article 40:1] Marriages. — January 1941

[Article 40:1] Miss Lawler Presents Miss Wolf. — January 1941
Elsie Lawler retires and holds a tea to introduce Anna D. Wolf as the new director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing.

[Article 40:1] Nurses House, Babylon, Long Island. — January 1941
This Nurses House has been used for vacations or weekends for many years and now has additional facilities. It has several JHH connections from the contributions of Alta Dines, Class of 1914, to the use of a JHH "cobblestone" from one of the streets near the hospital in Baltimore.

[Article 40:1] Plans for Christmas at J. H. H.. — January 1941
Preparation for the holiday in the hospital beginning on December 2 highlights each clinic and its individual plans for the celebration, with special emphasis on the children.

[Article 40:1] Progress on the "Life of Isabel Hampton Robb". — January 1941
Creator: Bean, Mary Cloud, 1868-1953
Meeting of the committee on "Life" of Isabel Hamton Robb giving progress in collection of information, request for any and all letters and other assistance in this task. Includes accounting for funds for the project and appeal for continued funding.

[Article 40:1] Report of the Regular Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — January 1941
Minutes and reports of all standing and special committees of the Alumnae Association from its regular quarterly meeting November 8, 1940. Also includes detailed Auditor's Report on The Club House Funds.

[Article 40:1] Student Nurses Page How Would You Persuade a Nurse to Belong to Her Alumnae Association?. — January 1941
Creator: Schmid, Alberta C.
Eight explicit reasons why JHHSON graduates should belong to the Alumnae Association.

[Article 40:1] Survey: Health Examinations of Domestic Workers. — January 1941
Creator: Allen, Katherine Devine
Brief account of the study made by a nurse about the need for and status of either mandatory and voluntary health examinations for domestic workers, pointing out especially the value to all parties. (Published in the September, 1940 issue of The Industrial Nurses Digest)

[Article 40:1] The Hopkins Unit -- General Hospital #18. — January 1941
Continuing development of the Hospital Unit #18 with Dr. James Bordley III and Dr. George Finney as medical and surgical chiefs, with Mildred Struve as chief nurse.

[Article 40:1] The Red Cross Conference in Santiago De Chile. — January 1941
Alta Dines attends the Red Cross Conference in Chile as the delegate from the American Red Cross. She is accompanied by Elsie Lawler, also appointed as a Red Cross delegate plus representative of the International Council of Nursing. The details of the trip prove that the trip has combined "both business and pleasure."

[Article 40:1] Your Christmas Sale. — January 1941
Creator: Athey, Helen S. Wilmer
Results of annual Christmas sale by Gate House Shop for the Alumnae Association.

[Serial Volume 40:2] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (April, 1941). — 1941, April. — 1 issue

[Article 40:2] "Lest We Forget". — April 1941
Creator: Cullen, Mary Bartlett Dixon
This article tells the story of the time, energy, money spent in securing from Congress rank for nurses in the Armed Forces of the U.S.

[Article 40:2] A New President for the Board of Trustees. — April 1941
Creator: Athey, Helen S. Wilmer
Brief review of the first three presidents of the Hopkins Board of Trustees as John S. Gibbs becaomes fourth in that position.

[Article 40:2] A Teaching Program in the Out-Patient Department. — April 1941
Creator: Packer, Sophie B.
The new teaching program in the Out-Patient Department has three major aims: Teaching students care of the ambulatory patient, showing students the social needs of the ambulatory patient and how to meet them, teaching the responsibility of nurses for prevention of disease and promotion of health. The writer also presents other important aspects and advantages -- and necessity -- for such a program.

[Article 40:2] Alice G. Carr, 1914. — April 1941
Extract from a letter of Executive Secretary of The Near East Foundation in Greece about the work of Alice Carr in that country, also an appeal for money to help that work.

[Article 40:2] Alumnae News News Notes. — April 1941

[Article 40:2] An Appreciation of Dr. Richardson. — April 1941
After giving the student nurses lectures in gynecology over ten years, Dr. Richardson steps down for "younger men." This is a message of appreciation to him -- and he never accepted pay for any of his work with the student nurses.

[Article 40:2] Ballot for 1941 - 1942. — April 1941
Ballot for officers, members of the Alumnae Board of Directors, chairmen of standing and special committees for the JHHNAA. (Note that the only officers up for election are the first and second vice-presidents and the recording secretary.)

[Article 40:2] Book Reviews. — April 1941
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Reviews of three (3) newly published biographies of physicians plus very brief comments of six (6)other books of interest to medicine and/or nursing.

[Article 40:2] Deaths. — April 1941

[Article 40:2] Editorials (1) Hopkins Nurses, Your Own Unit Needs You! (2) What Our School is Doing to Meet the Present Emergent Situation. — April 1941
Creator: Struve, Mildred ;  Wolf, Anna Dryden
(1) New rules for membership requires new appeal for recruits for the JHH Hospital Unit #18. (2) Extensive report of the actions and activities in the school of nursing to help meet emergency nursing needs .

[Article 40:2] Group Health Association in Washington, D.C.. — April 1941
Creator: Burton, Juanita Backer
Description of this "non-profit, prepayment" health care organization organized by and for government employees. All services are provided with a full-time medical staff and a nursing staff that rotates among the specialties.

[Article 40:2] History of the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Graduate Uniform. — April 1941
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Story of the development of the graduate uniform beginning in 1898, continuing through changes in 1900 and again in 1916 up until 1929. All details seem to be included in what was mandatory for the uniform. (Article is an abstract from article by Ruth Brewster Sherman, 1901)

[Article 40:2] Items of Interest. — April 1941
Several brief announcements of changes, appointments, honors to members of the JHH community.

[Article 40:2] Letters. — April 1941
Creator: Herbert, Anne E. ;  Rowland, M. Elston ;  Hall, Pearl L. ;  Wright, Catherine M.
Long excerpts from four (4) letters from alumnae living or working outside of the United States.

[Article 40:2] Marriages. — April 1941

[Article 40:2] Our Uniform. — April 1941
Creator: Tamblyn, Margaret Errol
This article presents the reasons for wearing a uniform, its meanings, the then current abuses concerning uniforms -- all presented in a clear and succinct way.

[Article 40:2] Red Cross Nursing Service Seeks 10,000 New Members. — April 1941
Appeal for recruitment of 10,000 new enrollments in the American Red Cross Nursing Service with requirements for service.

[Article 40:2] Reiba Thelin Reed, 1903. — April 1941
Creator: Cullen, Mary Bartlett Dixon
In Memoriam tribute to Reiba Thelin Reed by a classmate in the Class of 1903, giving an account of the many activities of Mrs. Reed as a student and a graduate.

[Article 40:2] Report of the Activities of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association. — April 1941
Creator: Struve, Mildred
Report read at January 1941 meeting of Maryland State Nurses Association on the many activities and accomplishments of the JHNAA during the past year.

[Article 40:2] Report of the Regular Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — April 1941
Minutes and reports of all standing and special committees at the regular meeting of the JHH Nurses Alumnae Association on February 7, 1941.

[Article 40:2] Sarah Margaret Thomas, 1907. — April 1941
Brief account of an innovative nursing alumna who was a pioneer in public health nursing with most of her career in all branches of this field of nursing.
The creator of this article is signed as "M.L.W.D."

[Article 40:2] The Yale University School of Nursing. — April 1941
Creator: Taylor, Effie J.
History of the establishment of the Yale University School of Nursing and its endowment by Rockefeller Foundation that made it permanently financially secure; the unique development of curriculum and activities that have made the school an example to other schools of nursing. Also covers expenses, uniforms, student government, and record.

[Article 40:2] Unit for Service in England. — April 1941
First Red Cross nursing unit of 32 nurses ready to be sent to England. Article gives qualifications for the position for other units.

[Serial Volume 40:3] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (July, 1941). — 1941, July. — 1 issue

[Article 40:3] Address of Mrs. August Belmont at the Commencement Exercises of the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing May 22, 1941. — July 1941
Commencement address presenting the increased need for nurses in both military and civilian roles as the United States gets closer to more active participation in the war.

[Article 40:3] Alumnae News. — July 1941
Individual alumna news plus announcement of a new Refresher Course for graduate nurses at JHH.

[Article 40:3] Army Nursing at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania. — July 1941
Creator: Witmer, S. Kathryn
Establishment and organization of the Military Station Hospital, the rapid overcrowding and adaptations, life of the nurse there. Includes listing of the Nursing Personnel of General Hospital #18.

[Article 40:3] Book Reviews. — July 1941
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Brief reviews of "Born That Way," the autobiography of a doctor born with birth injuries with his struggles to normalcy; very brief comments on a dietitian's book for weight reduction; also a few sentences on a revised "techniques of nursing" book.

[Article 40:3] Conference on Nursing in Disaster. — July 1941
Creator: Nelson, Katherine R.
Reorganization of Red cross Nursing Service with the decision to divide the United States into three large area along with some changes in policy to deal with disasters. These meetings were attended by several JHH School of Nursing alumnae.

[Article 40:3] Deaths. — July 1941

[Article 40:3] Do You Know?. — July 1941
Single sentence announcements of varied items in the School of Nursing and in the hospital of interest to nurses.

[Article 40:3] Edith Carson Wilder, 1902. — July 1941
Creator: Cator, Mabel Virginia Bent ;  Dick, Eliza M. ;  Baker, Bessie
In Memoriam tribute to classmate on her recent death

[Article 40:3] Elizabeth Mitchell. — July 1941
Creator: McElderry, Bertha ;  Hopkins, Mary A. ;  Low, Katharine Westervelt ;  Bunting, I. Gertrude
Brief In Memoriam tribute to alumna by four of her classmates.

[Article 40:3] Hester K. Frederick, 1912. — July 1941
Full page photograph of Hester Frederick wearing graduate cap.

[Article 40:3] Hester King Frederick. — July 1941
Creator: Kennedy, Loula
Tribute to Miss Frederick upon her retirement from nursing, giving her personal and professional information and accompanied by several personal and humorous examples of her influence.

[Article 40:3] Hopkins Luncheon at N.L.N.E. Meeting. — July 1941
Brief account of the JHHSON alumnae who attended the annual convention of the National League of Nursing Education and a special luncheon for those alumnae during the last week of May, 1941.

[Article 40:3] In Appreciation of the Nurses' Cottage at Sherwood Forest. — July 1941
Short two verse poem written by members of the Class of 1943 voicing appreciation for the use of the cottage at Sherwood Forest.

[Article 40:3] Intravenous Treatment of Yesterday and Today. — July 1941
Creator: Sherwood, Elizabeth W.
Use and changes in preparation of 5% Glucose for intravenous use discussed from its first use in 1924 to current day (1941).

[Article 40:3] Letter from Virginia McCormick, 1938. — July 1941
Excerpts from a letter from military nurse in Egypt describing the physical set-up and functioning of their 90-bed hospital there.

[Article 40:3] Marriages. — July 1941

[Article 40:3] Mary Page Woolfolk, 1906. — July 1941
In Memoriam tribute to alumna taken from The Clarke Courier, March 27, 1941

[Article 40:3] Nurses Aide Course. — July 1941
Announcement of new course offered by Red Cross to deliver a group of knowledgeable lay people to assist the community in civilian or military need.

[Article 40:3] Our Opportunities. — July 1941
Creator: Wolf, Anna Dryden
Comments made at Graduation Exercises May 22, 1941 praising members of the first Class of 1891, recounting the many virtues and achievements of Miss Lawler (who had retired the end of 1940), the response of Hopkins nurses to the need for military and Red Cross nurses with the subsquent effects on the hospital.

[Article 40:3] Refresher Courses for Inactive Nurses. — July 1941
Creator: Northam, Ethel
Description of the new refresher courses offered by the American Red Cross to enable inactive nurses to become active, either in the military or with civilian needs.

[Article 40:3] Report of the Forty-Ninth Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — July 1941
Minutes and business of the Annual Meeting including reports of all standing and special committees and the detailed Auditors' Report as well as the Address by the President.

[Article 40:3] Ships. — July 1941
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Poem written by Miss Sherman and read for the graduation of the Class of 1901.

[Article 40:3] Student Nurses' Activities. — July 1941
Creator: Lowe, Marie L.
Organization of a student government association, student activities to increase Endowment Fund, graduation activities and exercises, attendance at the annual Alumnae Banquet. Also includes words to the 1941 Class Song.

[Article 40:3] The 1941 Turtle Derby. — July 1941
Humorous account of the May 1941 Turtle Derby celebrating the discovery of the new sulfa drug -- "sulfuturtlene." Includes the preliminary activities, the interfering rain, and the names of many of the turtle entries, including the winner "Clanging Belle" out of "Order" by "Overuse."

[Article 40:3] The House Activities Committee. — July 1941
Creator: Moser, Elizabeth
Plans and activities of the House Activities Committee in presenting educational and recreational activities for nurses during their off-duty time.

[Article 40:3] The New York Club. — July 1941
Activities at the Spring meeting of the New York Club of the nursing alumnae.

[Article 40:3] The Pittsburgh Club. — July 1941
Creator: Wickerham, Josephine Sheets
Brief account of the March and April meetings of the Pittsburgh Alumnae of JHHSON.

[Serial Volume 40:4] Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine (October, 1941). — 1941, October. — 1 issue

[Article 40:4] A Heart Warming Letter from a Patient. — October 1941
Letter of appreciation from a former patient for all the proficiency, care, politeness, and total concern from all members of the staff during his hospitalization.

[Article 40:4] A Memorial to Marion Turner Brockway, 1891. — October 1941
A memorial is being planned in New York for Mrs. Brockway, a member of the Class of 1891 whose graduate career was in New York.

[Article 40:4] A Refresher Course in Retrospect. — October 1941
Creator: Skinner, Margaret Noyes
An account of the 12-week refresher course given in New York and taken by a JHHSON alumna, who found that advances had been made in the "therapeutic, psychologic and mechanical aides" but the needs of patients remained the same.

[Article 40:4] Alumnae News. — October 1941

[Article 40:4] An Appeal from Miss Sherman. — October 1941
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
A letter on three matters: (1) donation of any old copies of the Alumnae Magazine, (2) thanks for sending used Christmas and greeting cards, (3)appeal for more pieces of the china used at the Club.

[Article 40:4] Book Reviews. — October 1941
Creator: Sherman, Ruth Brewster
Brief reviews or mention of many new or revised editions of books that may be of interest to nurses. Includes several on nutrition and sociology, also two probably of interest to Christians only.

[Article 40:4] Doctor and Nurse Remarks to the First Class of Graduates from the Training School for Nurses of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. — October 1941
Creator: Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
Address made in 1891 on the unique roles of doctors and nurses when the dread of illness and injury attack the human. He tells the graduates they will be better women due to their lives as students and as graduates in nursing.

[Article 40:4] Editorials (1) Why Our Graduate Uniform was Changed. (2) Keep Your 1940 List of Graduates. (3) Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Class. — October 1941
(1) Uniform changed after request for lighter weight uniform made. (2) Reminder to alumnae that to cut expenses no new list of graduates of the school of nursing will be printed in the magazine. (3) Reminder of the landmark Homecoming for the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1891 of whom eight of the original 17 are still living.

[Article 40:4] Federal Appropriation for Nurses for National Defense. — October 1941
Announcement of recent act signed by President Roosevelt alloting $1,250,000 for nursing education to increase numbers of students, give post-graduate teaching, and refresher courses.

[Article 40:4] Fortieth Anniversary of the Prliminary Course for Nurses at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing. — October 1941
Creator: McVicar, Jessie Black
History of the development of a preliminary pre-clinical course for student nurses that started in Scotland and England before being formed at Hopkins as the first such course for student nurses in the United States. The article also discusses the content of this course and changes made over the 40 years.

[Article 40:4] From the Office of the Director of the School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. — October 1941
Creator: Wolf, Anna Dryden
Announcements with explanations relating to: Changes in Curriculum; Enrollment of Students; Cooperation with the Red Cross Nurses' Training Camp; 1941 Graduates; transcripts; Acknowledgments for several photographs given to the School; the addition of nurses' aides to help relieve the nursing shortage.

[Article 40:4] Jessie Baxter Black, 1930. — October 1941
Creator: Hudson, Lillian A.
Personal and professional background and activities of Jessie Black, the newly appointed Associate Director of the School of Nursing and of the Nursing Service. She also was the first Scottish student to graduate from our school of nursing.

[Article 40:4] Johns Hopkins Alumnus Reports Severe Damage to Chungking's Largest American Hospital Following Severe Japanese Air Attack upon Chinese Capital Dr. T. S. Tseng Appeals to United China Relief for Immediate Funds to Restore Bombed Hospital. — October 1941
Appeal for funds made by Hopkins-trained physician superintendant at hospital in Chungking for help after two direct bomb hits on the hospital.

[Article 40:4] Johns Hopkins University Inaugurates Courses for Graduate Nurses. — October 1941
Through the efforts of the MD State League of Nursing Education, the JHU has begun courses leading to BS degree in Nursing Education. Article discusses other successes by the League in other schools.

[Article 40:4] Letters from Miss Nutting, Mrs. Williams and Miss Nevins. — October 1941
Creator: Nutting, M. Adelaide (Mary Adelaide), 1858-1948 ;  Williams, Ruth ;  Nevins, Georgia M.
Letters from three members of the first Class of 1891 stating their regrets for not being able to attend this special Homecoming marking the 50th anniversary of their graduation.

[Article 40:4] Marriages. — October 1941

[Article 40:4] Officers and Committeees of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association 1941 - 1942. — October 1941

[Article 40:4] Response of Alumnae to Questionnaire Relative to Their Activities and Availability for Service. — October 1941
Brief report of results of the limited responses to questionnaire sent to over a thousand nursing alumnae regarding suggestions and/or availability for service.

[Article 40:4] Specifications for our New Graduate Uniforms. — October 1941
Creator: Struve, Mildred
Single page detailed specifications for new graduate uniform -- long sleeve and short sleeve -- with accompanying pictures.

[Article 40:4] The Changed Geography of the Nursing School Office. — October 1941
Although the location is essentially the same, some changes to the office of the school of nursing have reduced the interruptions and confusion.

[Article 40:4] The Red Cross Camp at Bryn Mawr. — October 1941
Creator: Betzold, K. Virginia
After about 12 weeks of pre-clinical training at this Red Cross Nurses' Training Camp, the students will enter the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing. The article also covers the contents of this pre-clinical education and its disappointing numbers.

[Article 40:4] The Torpedoing of the S. S. Maasdam. — October 1941
Creator: Wood, Marian McGill
The complete story of the torpedoing of the Dutch ship sailing from New Jersey to join a British convoy in Nova Scotia and from there to Britain. After their rescue they learned they had been considered to be "lost at sea." (Reprinted from the Omaha World Herald.)

[Article 40:4] The ZamZam Story. — October 1941
Creator: Oiness, Sylvia M.
The complete story of the Nazi attack on and sinking of the ZamZam ship with over 100 missionaries bound for Egypt. The account covers the events from the setting sail from New York City, sinking of the ship, the "rescue" of the passengers by the attacking ship, the jailing of the passengers, and the final release of the Americans.

[Article 40:4] To Our First Class. — October 1941
Creator: Athey, Helen S. Wilmer
Details of a tea given by Miss Wolf to honor the first class of 1891 with two members of the class attending, plus some older graduates of the school and some of the present students.

[Article 40:4] Work for the Blind. — October 1941
Creator: Caulfield, Isabelle Davies
Work and methodology by workers at Teachers of the Blind for the State of New York. Work includes both care and teaching of the patients but also of their families.