Item #48664 The BLUE PINAFORE. Volume I. Nursing History, Ethel - Kelsey.


Oakland, California: Published by the Student Nurses of the Fabiola School of Nursing, 1925. 1st Printing. 74, [6 (adverts)] pp. Atricles throughout on divers aspects of nursing, e.g., pp 39 - 41, "A Little Glimpse of Public Health Nursing", Elizabeth Gordon Fox & pp 42 - 43, "Peaks in the Nursing Profession", Clara D. Noyes, Director, Nursing Service, American Red Cross. Pp 61 - 74 provide a complete listing of the school's graduates since 1889 [Minne Trask]. Illustrated with drawings & with b/w half-tone photographic images. 10-3/4" x 7-3/4". Original publisher's blue stiff paper stock covers with gold embossing. Yapp edges. Ffep with cute drawing, by Louise Hollis, of a young lady aspiring to be a nurse. General wear & soiling. Age-toning. Occasional faint spot in lower margin of text block. Very Good. Item #48664

"Kate Kirkham learned of the need for a local hospital in Oakland after witnessing a terrible carriage accident in 1877. The victim had to be transported 10 miles to a hospital in San Leandro. $50 was collected from 18 of her women friends and the Fabiola Association was formed. The focus of the group was to provide medical assistance for all, regardless of financial circumstances. The name Fabiola comes from Saint Fabiola, a woman in 4th century Rome who started the first hospital for sick and needy travelers.

The Fabiola Hospital was built 10 years later at the intersection of New Broadway and Moss Avenue (now Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd.) on 2-1/2 acres of land donated by Anthony Chabot. After the construction of the hospital, a nursing school was established, along with a diet kitchen and a visiting nurse service." [localwiki]

"In this, our frist Annual, the serious, helpful side of nursing is presented as well as the 'little nonsense' inseparable from wholesome living. We have tried to make a book which will be to our friends and ourselves a reflection of our school and its influences. We have also tried to make a book which will be of interest to everyone who has the privilege of calling Fabiola Alma Mater." [Foreword].

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Price: $295.00

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