Duke Hospital, InterCom
By Grace McClees
Pardon me, but have you seen a
‘ ‘ walker ’ ’ running around loose ? The
Auxiliary owns one (we keep it on
Long), but it’s “long gone!” We’d
appreciate its return, if it isn’t in use.
Oh, you didn’t know we had any
thing but coffee and shop equipment ?
Dear friend, lend an ear and we’ll fill
you in! There are two wheelchairs;
a reader, for a patient flat on his
back; a television set (loaned free) ;
a radio (also free) ; a bedside table
and a lap-board. Most of these items
have been donated to the Auxiliarj'^
by individuals, and may be obtained
by inquiring at the Auxiliary office.
Speaking of inquiring, a number
in(iuiring minds had a lot of (jues-
^P^ns answered recently. Starting on
January 31, and continuing on suc
cessive Wednesday afternoons through
March 14, interested “Pink Ladies”
were treated to a back-stage glimpse
of the Duke Medical Center.
Miss Lelia Clark, Director of Nurs
ing Service, assisted by Mrs. John
Macduff, Auxiliary president, made
all of the arrangements for this
Orientation Course, and they didn’t
miss a thing from store-room, su])ply
room and kitchen, to the Cobalt unit
and premature nursery, plus back
ground information on expenses, help,
The newer members of the organi
zation were almost overwhelmed by
the enormous amount of stock re-
juired: soap, towels, alcohol; and the
fantastic number of meals served.
One lady w’as heard to remark, ‘ ‘ And
1 complain about three or four extra
Altogether, it was a most exciting
^^perience—a truly fine course.
Fire Demonstrations Held Each Week
for Medical Center Employees
Each W’ednesday afternoon on the patio area behind the Amphitheatre
approximately ten of our employees learn how to use fire extinguishers, how
to fight small fires and general principles of fire prevention. These demonstra
tions, which are under the direction of Captain Ij. E. Foster and Firemen
James Eubanks and Irwin Dilleliay of the Durham Fire Department, have
been arranged by Charles C. Boone, Assistant Superintendent.
In the above picture Virginia Williams is being instructed by Firemen
Eubanks and Dillehay. Looking on are Clifford McDonald, Gaynell Wash
ington, Elizabeth Pretty, Margaret Mickens, Annie Clark, Clara Jackson,
Blossie Barnes, Arthur Page, and Bertha McRae.
Since these demonstrations were begun in August 1960, approximately
600 of our employees have attended. Anyone interested in attending one of
these demonstrations should call Extension 2713.
Forbus Portrait to be Hung
A portrait of Dr. Wiley D. Forbus
will hang over the long bookcase in
the Pathology Conference Room. The
project w'as initiated by Dr. George
Race, and the portrait is the gift of
former house officers and staff' mem
bers. Presented to the Medical Center
sometime ago by Dr. George Margolis
and accepted by Dr. W. C. Davison,
the portrait was hung temporarily in
the hall. Since the portrait shows Dr.
Forbus giving a slide demonstration,
the location in the Conference Room
was deemed particularly appropriate.