Hopkins Nurses Share their Stories
Hopkins nurses wrote about their experiences in the wartime issues of the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine. An October 1914 editorial proclaimed “We believe that war nurses can best serve humanity by arousing in the minds of men and women a deadly hatred of war, and that the most effective method of accomplishing this end is by making public the kind of things war nurses see.”
For material related to Ellen La Motte (class of 1902) and her 1916 anti-war book Backwash of War, visit the Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine portion of the exhibit.
The Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine November 1918 issue includes a description and letters from Alice Fitzgerald’s work to have American nurses care for American soldiers in French hospitals for the Service de Santé, notices about the Spanish Influenza, and an account of President’s Wilson’s call for Women’s Suffrage, celebrated as “Justice for Women as a War Measure.” Wilson cites the services of women during the war, particularly nurses, many of whom had long been campaigning for the vote.