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Florence Nightingale letter to Louise Darche

Letter written to Louise Darche from Florence Nightingale. Louise Darche was the superintendent of The New York City Training School for Nurses from 1888-1898. The two met when Miss Darche travelled to London in 1893. In the letter Florence Nightingale references Henry Bonham Carter, her first cousin and Secretary of the Nightingale Fund. The photograph (RG 946.02.02.02) was also referenced in the letter and was sent by Mr. Bonham Carter to Miss Darche.

Nightingale, Florence

The Hospital for Sick Children affiliate pediatric program

The Hospital for Sick Children program, in place since 1919, was offered to nurses from Toronto General Hospital, Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Wellesley Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital, Branson Hospital, Women's College Hospital, and Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia. Graduate Nurses preparing for Ontario registration and students from the University of Toronto (come with their own instructor) were also in the program. Pediatric nrusing was made a compulsory course for Nurses wishing to become registered with the Province of Ontario. The program itself lasted 8 weeks and covered conditions that were the most serious or most common in children including allergic conditions, cancer, congenital conditions, and exceptional children.
File contains a duotang with an outline of the pediatric nursing affiliate program.

Elsie K. Jones notebook

File contains green hardback notebook kept by Elsie K. Jones. It is a assumed these notes were taken during her time as a student in the Nursing school and not while she was head of the School. Notes include everything from how to make a patients bed to bandaging to catherization.

Jones, Elsie K.

Student notebook

Purple covered notebook belonging to class of 1944 graduate Ruth Marie Sheldrick. Inside the notebook are lecture notes and a copy of the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing procedures manual relating to the second year of training. Lecture notes for classes - Dietetics, Orthopedic surgery and Surgical Nursing.

Sheldrick, Ruth

Nursing Papers

Nursing Papers was the publication of the School of Graduate Nurses at McGill University in Montreal. Contains 2 papers: "Profession or Union: Who Will Call the Shots?" by Joan M. Gilchrist; and "Learning the Concept: Nursing in Chronic Illness" by Margaret Hooton. Both authors were assistant professors in the school.

Gilchrist, Joan M.

Reference handbook for nurses

A medical reference book for nurses. Found in the pages of the book was a news clipping about a soldier's death, notes on a quinnine injection, and recipes from the Hospital for Sick Children. Wellesley Hospital participated in an affiliate program with Sick Kids hospital so its nurses could train in pediatric nursing.

Beck, Amanda K.

Toronto Telegram story response

File contains a memo sent to D. Sangster, Public Relations at Wellesley Hospital, from Dorothy Eden, Principal of the Wellesley Nursing School, and A. J. Bailey, Director of Nursing at Wellesley Hospital, regarding a Toronto Telegram article "RNAO - Apathy is the Rule" by Bette Laderoute, printed May 21, 1970. Also included in the file is a draft of the same memo.

Florence (Stewart) Roberts and Isobel (McGillivray) Carleton

One audiocassette. Side A has continued interview with Florence (Stewart) Roberts, class of 1919 (See RG 976.01.02.01.02 for beginning of interview). Side A also has start of interview with Isobel (McGillivray) Carleton, class of 1919. Her interview continues on to Side B. See RG 946.01.02.01.04 for continuation of her interview.

Sandals, Mary