[Article 41:1] Address Given by Alta Elizabeth Dines at The Convocation of the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing. — January 1942
Creator: Dines, Alta Elizabeth
Convocation speech on September 29, 1941 on "What Nursing has Meant to Me." Points made include the "opportunity for service," the great need for doing more, the satisfaction and motivation coming from the service, "a sense of the significance of life and the dignity of death."
Brief account of trip to England to get help in how to safeguard the civilians in the U.S. in anticipation of possible war on its own shores. (Reprinted by permission of the The Johns Hopkins Alumni Magazine.)
Welcome to new Surgeon-in Chief of JHH with some memories of his student days at Hopkins Medical School.
[Article 41:1] Editorials (1) Hopkins Unit Needs Nurses. (2) Hopkins Unit Nurses. (3) The Government Needs Nurses. (4) Max Broedel. (5)The Divine Healer. (6)Holiday Poem by Ruth B. Sherman. — January 1942
Appeal for more nurses for the war effort, with letter from government stating this need; short tribute to Max Broedel who designed cover page of Alumnae Magazine; brief description of stautue at main entrance and its significance -- especially during the holiday season with full page photo on Frontispiece); original religious poem by an alumna.
Per the national program for civilian defense, evening classes in First Aid are held every week at the hospital. The plan is to have every nurse qualified in this activity.
[Article 41:1] From the Office of the Director of the School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Concerning Convocations, Awards of Diplomas and Senir Scholarships. — January 1942
Includes: (1) Action of Board of Trustees about awards and scholarships, (2) Actions in recruitment of students, (3) Approved new Faculty standards, with faculty including all of rank of head nurse and above,(4) New Faculty appointments, (5)Formation of Student Association with list of its officers, (6) Monthly staff education program.
[Article 41:1] Medical and Surgical Relief Committee of America. — January 1942
Volunteer work done by nurses in collecting needed medical supplies for shipment to England and her allies. Included is whom to contact to become part of the group.
[Article 41:1] Notes on a Brief Discussion upon the Effects of the National Defense Program in the Hospital and Nursing School Alumnae Meeting Nov. 7, 1941. — January 1942
Creator: Wolf, Anna Dryden
The many effects of the current "emergency" on the hospital and school: closing of beds, too early discharge, shortage of staff, increase in non-professional staff, simplification of procedures, use of Registry nurses for regular hospital patient care, subsequent increased burden put on student nurses, efforts to increase qualified student nurse enrollment.(Report given at Alumnae Meeting, November 1941)
Full time librarian increases access and assistance to the School library. Writes of a few physical changes as well as additions to the library by Dr. Kelly and Miss Sherman. Library Committee of Alumnae Association is listed as well.
[Article 41:1] Red Cross Volunteers Make Surgical Dressings at J. H. H.. — January 1942
Creator: Sherwood, Elizabeth W.
After completing their quota for national use, Red Cross volunteers are being used by the hospital to make surgical dressings for use in JHH operating rooms. This helps relieve the shortage of nurses and attendants in the operating rooms.
[Article 41:1] Report of the Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — January 1942
Creator: Ames, Miriam
Minutes and reports of the regular meeting of the Nurses Alumnae Association held on November 7, 1941, including three letters received encouraging recruitment of more students to nursing. (One of these letters is seen in the Editorial section of this issue.)
[Article 41:1] The American Red Cross Volunteer Nurses' Aides. — January 1942
New Red Cross program to train volunteer nurses' aides to help relieve the working load of the nurses as the shortage of nurses in civilian hospitals becomes a national emergency. The mandatory course of eighty hours, divided into theory and practice, is described. Hopkins has held two courses and has begun its third.
Celebration of graduation of one set of nurses and admission of the largest class of student nurses in the history of the school with the promise that quality will be achieved without lowering standards. Tribute to already active alumnae and to retired alumnae now returning to active participation.
[Article 41:2] Annual Meetings of Maryland Nurses (1) Concerning the Nursing Defense Program (2) Maryland League of Nursing Education (3) Report of the Activities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association. — April 1942
Creator: Bunting, I. Gertrude ; Ames, Miriam ; Struve, Mildred
Held in January 1942, the National Defense meetings concentrated on the program for nurses to help meet the wartime needs of the state of Maryland: classifying all nursing volunteers, staffing of 14 of the 33 city casualty stations not located in and staffed by hospitals. The Maryland League of Nursing Education held an open meeting with a panel discussion on recruitment for student nurses. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Alumnae reported on its year of activities for the school and for the community.
The speech urges all to be more than just their profession -- to be a part of the larger world, and giving new meaning to "honor, service, sacrifice, greatness." (Part of the address given at the Convocation of the School of Nursing, JHH, February 19, 1942, just several months aftr the United States joined World War II)
Includes one (1) Resolution re Miss Seefred and one (1) tribute to B. C. Beers.
[Article 41:2] Dr. John C. Whitehorn Psychiatrist-in-Chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. — April 1942
Welcome to new Psychiatrist-in-Chief giving his professional history and accomplishments.
[Article 41:2] Florence Nightingale's Lamp A Symbol or a Reality?. — April 1942
Creator: McVicar, Jessie Black
"The Lady with the Lamp" with its accompanying image was created in the United States in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with its transfer to Britain when a memorial monument was erected. Probably the real lamp used by Nightingale was an ordinary camp lantern. The author also presents Nightingale as a very practical person in her achievements.
[Article 41:2] General Hospital #18 Medical Personnel as of March 1, 1942. — April 1942
Complete listing of all Medical, Surgical, Laboratory, Nursing, Dental personnel in this military unit.
Detailed account of equipping the hospital for "Blackout" conditions from functioning without showing any outside lights, provision of complete set of emergency operating rooms, inclusion of extra emergency beds, procedures in case of emergency needs. (Reprinted from The Evening Sun of Baltimore on January 21, 1942)
Numbers of occurrences of burn patients with results of the burns: death and agonies of post-trauma recovery. Problems faced by the physicians and current treatments for severely burned patients, all given with accompanying problems.
Talk by Dr. Warfield Firor at Staff Meeting of the School of Nursing on recent advances in surgery, including prevention/treatment of shock, two new substances used in anesthesia with precautions in their use, and use of new sulfa drugs.
[Article 41:2] Report of the Regular Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — April 1942
Minutes of regular meeting of Alumnae Association including reports of all standing and special committees, nominations for two (2) honorary members plus their later letters of thanks, and other business conducted.
Changes in this area since the entry of the U.S. into the war: concerns about the military, about the large number of Japanese in the area, preparation for emergencies by Red Cross and other groups, beginning of the "blackouts."
[Article 41:2] The First Convocation Since the Declaration of War. — April 1942
Creator: Ames, Miriam
Description of the mood and the activities of this "evening of firsts": first February convocation, first evening Commencement, first February class of graduates without the September group, first Red Cross badges to be worn, first address by President Bowman of JHU.
After graduating from Hopkins School of Nursing and earning her MA from Columbia, this alumna began work in Perth Amboy, New Jersey as Health Education Director. She made an initial survey, then established several clinics for preventive health care, the first being a very successful Dental Clinic. Cases of diphtheria have dropped to zero cases with 100% immunization. Health education is taught from kindergarten through all grades in high school. The department has been enlarged greatly as well.
Letter from Mamie-Lou Roots, 1931 from China; another letter from Carolyn Conant Van Blarcom, 1901 about the teaching of Nurses' Aide courses; third letter from Esther Weber, 1936 who her work in Albany, NY and the prospect of the medical unit there being sent overseas.
[Article 41:3] Miss Lawler Visits General Hospitals Nos. 18 an 118. — July 1942
Creator: Lawler, Elsie M.
Miss Lawler's account of her 3-day visit with the nurses (and men) of the two JHH Hospital Units while they were in San Francisco. Taking the 79 mile trip by bus, she relates her enjoyment from seeing these nursing alumnae, going to a party with them, watching them all unpack their trunks, other activities together until leaving on Monday afternoon.
[Article 41:3] News From Hawaii (1) Letter from Irene Gasteiger Moltzau, 1936. (2) Letter from Alleyne Clark, 1918. — July 1942
The first letter tells of life in general on Maui after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, including the preparation for attacks and possible invasion. The second letter details what happened on Dec. 7, 1941 and the changes in life since that attack.
[Article 41:3] Nominees for Office The Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Alumnae Assn., Inc. 1942 - 1943. — July 1942
Nominees for each office plus several committees of the Alumnae Association for vote at the Annual Meeting to serve 1942 - 1943. Only the candidates for office and the Board of Directors are listed in this index.
[Article 41:3] Notes from the Office of the Director of the School of Nursing. — July 1942
Creator: Wolf, Anna Dryden
Resignation and appointments in the School and at the hospital.
The development of our Historical Library beginning the encouragement of study of the history of nursing from Miss Hampton and Miss Nutting with the formation of "The Teresians." This article lists much of the contents of this Historical Library, as well as their sources. Also included is a recent visit to our Historical Room on the National Hospital Day in May.
[Article 41:3] The Matron-in-Chief in Canada Elizabeth Lawrie Smellie, C.B.E., R.R.C. — July 1942
Creator: Ames, Miriam
Professional life, including several awards, of Elizabeth Smellie from before WWI to current time as Matron-in-Chief of the Nurse Corps in Canada. Includes photograph of Miss Smellie in uniform.
The story of the Merrill-Palmer School in Detroit that specializes in pre-school training. The school was founded from a bequest of Lizzie Merrill Palmer to train young women "for the functions and service of wifehood and motherhood, and the management, supervision, direction, and inspiration of homes." This enormously successful program has spread to a multitude of foreign students.
[Article 41:3] The National Biennial Nursing Convention Chicago, Illinois May 17 - 25, 1942. — July 1942
Creator: Struve, Mildred
Report on the week-long convention which had the theme of "Nursing at the Nation's Service." Also described was a luncheon of 33 JHHSON alumnae during the convention.
The new uniforms for students: brown lab coat for Pre-Clin, blue uniform with white collar and cuffs after Pre-Clin, brown hose and shoes instead of the previous black ones. Cost of new uniforms to be taken by students rather than by the school. The article is accompanied by two photographs: the pre-clin lab coat and the student uniform.
Because of the war, scarcity and higher prices are prevalent with food and dining items. Conservation and caution are needed by all. (These remarks were made by the Head of the Dietary Department at JHH at a staff meeting where the discussion centered on Hospital Economics.)
Beginning with a walk down "memory lane" at Hopkins, especially at Phipps, proceeding to the actvities of nurses and the need to be "useful." (Address at Alumnae Association Homecoming by Effie J. Taylor, Dean Yale University School of Nursing and President of International Council of Nurses)
Creator: Weber, Helen J. ; McLaughlin, Elizabeth K.
Conditions of living and activities getting settled of the Hospital Units #118 (to Australia) and #18 (location censored). Also included are excerpts from several letters from nurses in one or the other medical units. Also includes the complete list of nursing personnel in Unit #18.
[Article 41:4] Nurses of General Hospital No. 18 and Auxiliary Personnel. — October 1942
Group photograph of the nurses of Unit #18 in full uniform.
Article traces the JH Nurses Registry from complete lack of organization to its establishment, "home" at the JH Nurses' Club until previous year, currently within the JH hospital walls. The many advantages to nurse, patient and hospital are cited.
[Article 41:4] Report of the Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association. — October 1942
Minutes and activities at the Annual Meeting of the JHHNAA, including address by president and reports of all standing and special committees.