Publisher Information: Baltimore: 1907.
Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nursing certificate issued to Mary Howard Saxton, signed by Lewellys F. Barker (1869-1943), William S. Halsted (1852-1922), Howard A. Kelly (1858-1943), John Whitridge Williams (1866-1931), Henry D. Harlan (1858-1943), Henry M. Hurd (1843-1927) and Mary Adelaide Nutting (1858-1948). Single sheet, mounted on heavy cardboard. Baltimore, 24 September 1907. 420 x 345 mm. (visible image). Fine.
Certificate issued by Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses, signed by Barker as physician-in-chief, Halsted as surgeon-in-chief, Kelly as gynecologist-in-chief, Williams as obstetrician-in-chief, Harlan as president of the Board of Trustees, Hurd as superintendent of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Nutting as superintendent of nurses and principal of the Training School. Kelly and Halsted were two of Hopkins’ “Big Four” founding physicians, while Barker succeeded William Osler, another of the “Big Four,” as head physician after Osler left Hopkins for Oxford. Nutting, a pioneer in the field of modern nursing, helped to found Hopkins’s Training School for Nurses and served as its head from 1894 to 1907; she also played a major role in establishing the nursing program at Columbia Teachers College, and in 1910 took on a full professorship at the College, becoming the first nurse to assume a chair at a university. Mary Howard Saxton, the recipient of this certificate, was head nurse in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Infirmary from 1907 to 1910.Book Id: 46282