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  1. Oscar steadied himself on the large gray stone beside his barn. Breathing heavily, he cursed at everything and nothing. Turning, he sat down on the stone and tried to catch his breath. The dizziness had become more frequent, preceded by tightness in ...
  2. Brenda F. Johnson

    Uterine Cancer: An Era Gone By

    Reaching up to pin the last corner of the sheet to the rope, Margaret stopped short. Her hand dropped the clothespin as she leaned over, her knees buckling. A hot breeze whipped the laundry, causing it to swing and sway. A sheet blew over Margaret's ...
  3. Brenda F. Johnson

    Wood Alcohol Poisoning: An Era Gone By

    In 1907 three men were found dead, their bodies forever frozen in clenched, distorted positions that depicted their harrowing deaths from wood alcohol. The archived article, "Wood Alcohol Kills Three - Gruesome Discovery by a Scaler in a Tie Camp up ...
  4. The cold sticky wetness between Oscar's legs stirred him out of his feverish sleep. His fingers brushed his thigh as he pulled the blanket over his shoulders. Opening one eyelid he tried to focus on his fingers. Seeing the red he groaned, knowing it ...
  5. Brenda F. Johnson

    Bizarre Medical Practices: An Era Gone By

    Dorothy's hands shook as she prepared each item for her newborn's bath. The list of needed articles and instructions she received from the hospital was as long as her sleeve. After reading the paper five times, she was still nervous. What would she d...
  6. "It would be my pleasure to be David's nursemaid. I have a year experience working for Mr. and Mrs. Jones before they moved to North Dakota. I do not have hospital experience, but I helped my mother with my five younger siblings before I had to move ...
  7. New England turned out the first formally trained nurse, Linda Richards in 1873 from New England Hospital for Women and Children Training School for Nurses. In 1873 the first nursing school in the U.S. was in New York at Bellevue Hospital that was gr...
  8. Brenda F. Johnson

    Personal Hygiene: An Era Gone By

    Nursing focus and objectives were the same in the early 1900s as they are now, however elementary in comparison they may seem. Safe patient care and treatment are of utmost importance and has been since nursing began. Nurses who read the questions I ...
  9. Brenda F. Johnson

    Vaccine History: An Era Gone By

    Just opening old medical books is fascinating. The faded yellow pages and poor quality pictures allow us to see how nurses studied in the early 1900s. Again, flipping through the pages, A.S. Blumgarten, M.D., F.A.C.P. book A Textbook of Medicine ther...
  10. Brenda F. Johnson

    Deadly Water: An Era Gone By

    Dark clouds moved over the farm, casting shadows on the grass. The birds sang and fluttered among the tree branches. A calm settled over the fields while the dogs ran in circles around the cattle. Sitting at the kitchen table, William could smel...
  11. Brenda F. Johnson

    Prenatal Care Practices: An Era Gone By

    "Open wide Mrs. Smith, I need to check your teeth. I don't see any pus but two of your teeth need to be pulled. We can arrange that later. Today we will be doing a blood test called the Wassermann test(a test for syphilis that could also detect TB or...