Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Nursing School


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First Class Of Nurses In 1908


Clockwise From Top Left, With Later Married Name


Mabel De Graux, Mrs. Edward Clark, Framingham, Michigan

Mary B. Loomis, Mrs. Walter Brown, Northfield, Vermont

Flora Cattanach, Mrs. H. L. Brown, Hinsdale, New Hampshire

Elsie P. McCloskey, Mrs. Samuel Gaches, Manila, Phillipine Islands

Ella Thomas, Mrs. Frank Brown, Keene, New Hampshire

Catherine Van Gumster, Mrs. F. B. Putnam, Brattleboro, Vermont

Rachael Hammon, Mrs. Milton Pierce, Los Angeles, California

Rose Loubet


Nurses Will Graduate


Senior Class of the Training School in Memorial Hospital

Have Completed Three Years' Course.


The training school for nurses in the Brattleboro Memorial hospital will have its first graduation within the next two months. Some of the nurses have already completed their three years' course and have left the institution, but will return for the graduation exercises. There are seven nurses in the class, as follows:


Miss Rachael Hammond of Somerville, Mass., Miss Mary B. Loomis of East Brookfield, Vt., Miss Ella Thomas of Newport, R. I., Miss Mabel De Graux of Newport, N. H., Miss Flora Cattanach of Brattleboro, Miss Rose Loubet of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and Miss Catherine Van Gumster of Illion, N. Y.


Miss Cattanach, the only Brattleboro girl in the class, completed the course and left the hospital last week. She and Miss De Graux and Miss Loomis intend to remain in Brattleboro and engage in professional work, and Miss Hammond already has a position as night superintendent at the hospital.


The class devoted the first year to the study of household economics, anatomy and physiology, elementary nursing, hygiene and sanitation, materia medica, and elementary bacteriology. In the second year the students received instruction in the medical, surgical, gynecological and isolation wards. The practical work of the past year, the third, included obstetrics, surgical technique, surgical supplies, operating room, and and the various preparations.


The lectures by the physicians and surgeons have constituted a feature of great importance in the instruction of the nurses.


The report of the superintendent in the third annual report of the hospital, recently printed in attractive pamphlet form, states that during the past year nine new nurses were admitted to the training school. This increase has enabled the hospital to supply some of the many calls in this and surrounding towns, but the demand is greaterthan the institution is able to meet until larger quarters for the nurses are provided.


Vermont Phoenix, March 13, 1908


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Blueprint For Brattleboro Memorial Hospital 1904

Kendall, Taylor & Stevens, Architects

95 Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts


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The Wards

Brattleboro Reformer, November 18, 1904


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