Item #17150 Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection. Women Education Nurse Notebook.
Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection
Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection
Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection
Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection
Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection
Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection

Handwritten Notebook from Nursing Student at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA., 1917-1919 with anatomical drawings and important in care of patient to prevent infection

Handwritten Journal

Handwritten Nursing notebook from student in Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA.. Entries dates from 1917-1919. The Binder consist of 218 handwritten pages by nursing student Tamar "Betty" Andersen. This handwritten nursing school notebook, includes anatomical drawings and detailed information on "the practice of hygiene important in care of patient…[how] to prevent infection… amount of food needed by individual patient" based on diagnosis. Original black and red cloth boards. 2-ring binder. 10 x 9 in. Some pages loose or removed from binder. Comes with 2 anatomical studies of a human with numerous labeled body parts such a femoral artery, anterior tibial, temporal lobe, dorsal plexus, auxiliary vein, etc. Three loose sheets with notes on obstetrics and medicine from Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA. Filled with handwritten entries on numerous medical and scientific topic, including: Hygiene, Chemistry, Air Quality and Water Cleanliness, Wounds, Dietetics, Post-Operative Care, Childbirth, Muscular Spinal Disease, Diseases of Children, and Diseases of the Joints, among others. Most entries include the name of the Physician leading the course, along with the lecture date. In addition to notes, there is also 1 quiz on Bacteriology and 1 graded exam. Two handwritten tables: 1 organizes different parts of body including Dorsal cavity, ventral cavity, thoracic cavity, buscal cavity, nasal cavity, and pelvic cavity; second table organizes different body areas and the body secretions and enzymes active in those areas.

Quiz on Bacteriology: "Bacteria are the smallest living forms of plant life. The three important groups of Bacteria are the cocci, bacilli, spirilli...Pathogenic is disease producing bacteria...The bacteria that cause pneumonia are the pneumococcus, pneunommia-diplococcus, and sometime streptococcus...Antitoxins are little anti-bodies in bacteria or in the blood, which try to over power the toxins and does overpower them." Definitions for various types of specific wounds and important symptoms: "pain, hemorrhage, swelling, discoloration." Post Operative Care section deals with how to treat ailments such as hemorrhages and other common post-surgery complications. "Post-operative care....Acute dilation of stomach may follow any operation regardless of what kind. A.D. of stomach is filling of stomach with gas 4 or 5 times its normal size...Patient should have no water. Nothing by mouth." On "Common Shock": "Certain number of cases is nothing more than a hemorrhage. Sometimes due to rapid operation or lying on large artery." Regarding Hemorrhages "Treatment. Morphine. This shock is greater in goitre cases. One of the treatment of hemorrhage or cerebral disturbances or bleeding is prostosysis by fisher sol. or normal salts." Notes on diabetes: "Symptoms of Diabetes. 1. Excessive thirst. 2. Abnormally large appetite. 3. Craving for sweets & starches. 4. Los of weight. 5. Sugar found in urine." Notes on Kidney disease: "Nephritis - disease of kidneys....Diet more valuable than medicine in nephritis. Relieve chronic nephritis and cure acute. Heavy nitrogenous food restricted. " Eye anatomy and health: "Central artery - furnishes blood supply to retina, lids, and body ridge for protection." Tuberculosis: "will follow whooping cough or measles...Temp. irregular, lack of appetite, headache, pupils dilated, persistent diarrhea...[Treatment is] Rest, sunshine, plenty of fresh air and good feeding. Absolute rest while carrying temp. most tubercular patients are nervous." On Childbirth: "Baby drops. Pain all but stops. Baby's head presses down sometimes 2 weeks or a month ahead. It obliterates cervix. About every 15 min. there is a uterus contraction." On skull fractures: "Unconsciousness following a fracture of a skull may not appear for 2 or 3 days after the fracture...Hemorrhage, pressure & bone. Pressure may cause paralysis of a foot or leg on opposite side." Disease of the joints: "Any joint inflammation is arthritis...heat applied to these diseases is of great benefit. Massage is beneficial." Long final section deals with the history and benefits of massage therapy on various body parts and detailed instruction for massaging specific body parts, including: liver, intestines, and breasts for lactation treatment: “Massage is the manual treatment of disease….the Greeks & Hindu used it”.

Extensive notes on patients’ diet, food hygiene, and nutritional quality of fats and animal proteins. "Dietetics is science which teaches the correct feeding of any individual in health and disease." "Fundamental Rules. 1. Nurse should known food harmful in certain disease condition. Do not depend on appetite of patient as guide for food." Study guide for Nutrition Health quiz with practice questions: "Uses of mineral salts in body?...Name a condition of disease due to lack of mineral salts...Could body subsist on concentrated food alone? Tell why..." Dietary notes for those afflicted with Anemia, Tuberculosis, Liver Disturbance, and Rheumation. "Diet in Disease of Stomach and Intestines...Diet rules. Food well masticated, patient eat slowly. Regular hours for meals. Avoid extreme of hot or cold. Rest after meals if possible. Fluids after meals, not with it; avoid constipation." Medicinal properties of different kinds of water, including mineral water: "Mineral water should not be used for general use unless ordered by doctor. Strong alkali water irritates digestive tract." Also notes of the effects of coffee and tea: "Coffee-stimulating property-caffeine...effects of coffee. Acts on muscular and nervous system. Relieves fatigue. Mild laxative. Stimulates gastric digestion. Used in excess causes extreme nervousness." This period was a time of great demand for trained medical nurses, as World War I was raging in Europe. Between 1917 and 1919, over 22,000 professionally-trained female nurses were recruited by the American Red Cross to serve in the U.S. Army. While this notebook comes from a student at the time who does not appear to have served in W.W.I, she was surely motivated by the patriotic urge to educate and train herself in case she needed to join the war effort. First pages detached or partially detached. In good condition.

Item #17150

Price: $1,250.00