A History of Nursing; The Evolution of Nursing Systems from the Earliest Times to the Foundation of the First English and American Training Schools for Nurses Volume 3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...registration. It is surprising that none of this opposition, determined and even bitter though it was, was able to defeat the nurses' bill in the legislature. Twice it was passed amidst rejoicings, and was sent to the governor for his signature, and twice the governor's veto fell upon it. What the remote force was that moved him will never be a matter of more than widespread surmise. At last, in I907, after its third successful passage through the legislature, Governor Deneen signed the bill, and it still stands. In I909, an amendment to increase the examining board to seven was offered by a physician operating a small country hospital, but was defeated. Numerous and valiant was the regiment of energetic, big-hearted, breezy, and steady-headed women of the Middle West who won this victory. Chief among them were the presidents of two years, Mrs. Anne Hutchinson and Miss McMillan, the latter the head of the Presbyterian training school, and Miss Adda Eldrege, who stumped the state to explain publicly the meaning and need of registration; Miss Caroline D. Seidensticker, chairman of the legislative committee during all four sessions of I903, I905, I907, and I909; Mrs. Frederick Tice, who served on all the legislative committees, and, next to the chairman, attended more lobbies than any one else; Miss Mimiie Ahrens, superintendent of the Provident, and Sister Ignatius, of Mercy hospital, who gave untiring services. The Sisters of Mercy were from the first in the van of progressive action to attain legal recognition, as their articles in the nursing journals show. Men to whom especial gratitude is due are Dr. George W. Webster, president of the State Board of Health; Dr. George F. Kreider, editor of the Illinois Medical Journal; Dr....
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- 13 Sep 2013
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