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new chief nurse
The nurses at the Hase Hospital
‘"ii'e now under the supervision of a
new chief nu;se, Miss Susan H. Pa -
ish, of the regular army nurse corps,
the former head of that important de
partment, Miss Alice D. Agnew being
relieved to take charge of the nurses
attached to Base Hospital No. 54.
Miss Parish arrived at this station
■Monday afternoon after a long and
tedious Joiuney from Camp IJonavan,
h'ort Sill Okla., where she had charge
of the nurses at the Base Hospital
Three nurses arrived for duty with
the U. S. base hospital. Camp Greene,
this past week. They are; Miss
Josephine Foster, who reached here
Monday from New Orleans, La.; Miss
Agnes Lee, N. A. S. H. U, S., from
New Hampshire, who arrived Tuesday
afternoon and Miss .Ioanna Coakley,
who has been studying in New York
city for the past four years, on Wed
REPORT FOR OUTY.
Miss Agnes Lee and Miss Josephine
tTister, Reserve Nurses, Army Nurse
Corps, reported for duty at this Hos
pital during the past week.
Misses Bernard, Van Zent, McDow
ell, Joy and Smith of one of the Cal
ifornia hospital units, have been call
ed from the U. S. army base hospital.
Camp Greene, where they had been
stationed for several weeks.
Miss Martha McCuUem, who has
^een at the hase hospital for some
iiine, but who is attached to a New
Crleans unit, has been ordered to re-
I’ett for duty with that organization.
WRITE NURSES’ NEWS.
during the absence of Miss Mary
who is on leave for a few
the nurses’ news for The C_a-
QUceiis is being written by Bessie
Warwick and Martha Pigg.
BY MISS MARY LaSELL
The following nurses have been
transferred from this Hospital to the
Nurses’ Mobilization Station, New
lo’k City, to await Overseas trans
Miss Margaret M. McCullin, Miss
Bessie M. Chapihan, Miss Martha S.
Pigg, Miss Wilhelmina C. Young, and
iss Ethylndo B; Smith.
Miss June Pellig of Lexington, Ky.,
a former member of the U. S. army
base hospital. Camp Greene, has been
giv’nted a discharge for physical dis
ability and has returned to her home
NURSE MARTHA PIGG.
Prom the picture above there Is no
denying that Miss Martha Pigg, nurse
in Ward C-5 is one of several “mercy
sisters’’ who haVe the riding habit.
Miss Pigg is an enthusiastic member
of that cavalry of nurses and officers
which leaves the nurses’ home every
evening about sundown for a canter
over the Dixie hills.
Miss Anna Porter, for several weeks
a nurse at the U. S. army base hos
pital, Camp Greene, was married to
Lieut. J. A. Steves at Washington on
Friday of last week. She has resign
ed her work with the R. N. A. N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Steves will make their.
home in Washington temporarily, as
the lieutenant, who is commissioned hr
ihe medical department, is stationed
there. Mr; Steves had formerly prac
ticed medicine at Mauch Chunk, Pa.,
where he met Miss Porter.
Miss Sonner begs to correct the er
ror in the last issue of The Caduceus,
which stated that she nearly drowned
in two feet of water. Mis^ Sonner al
leges that the water was at leas:
twenty feet deep.
Misses Pederson, MacEnany and
Pipe wish to announce that they are
“at home- evenings.”
WHERE YOU GET THAT?
One of the latest “good night. Nurse”
riories runs as'follows:
The nurse was paying her last bit
of attention for the day to the sick
fallen soldier, and having a few
minutes to spare before being reliev
ed from duty, she inquired tenderly;
“Is there any thing else you wish?”
“I’d like awfully to he kissed ‘good
nlaht,’ warmly replied the wan patient
whose fever was rising at a rapid rate,
“.All right,” sweetly consented the
f ’ir attendant, “111 go get the orderly,
as he looks after all the rough stuff.”
COULDN’T STAND IT.
Time—During severe Winter weath
Characters—Patient, who needed a
bath very badly.
Nurse: “Wouldn’t you like a bath?’’
Patient: “I’ll tell you, ,.urse; 1 am
feeling pretty good now, and I would
hate to be sick again.”