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Thursday, February 15th.
Dr. Mary McEwen.
Saturday, February 17, 1917.
to the work of the Corps, and assured that she Municipal Tuberculosis Sapltarium, 10 A, M.--Luncheon-12:30.
will be called upon to work only in those times. Inspection of Institution.
The variety of work undertaken by the Corps PROGRAM CHICAGO MEDICAL SOCIETY.
renders this possible. Night Canteen work, MesWednesday Erening, 8:15, February 14, 1917.
senger work, Hospital Orderly work, Orderly Marshall Field Annex.
work in Soldiers' Clubs and War Hospitals' Pain and Yomiting in Billary Tract Infecti
Supply Depots, and Motor Transport work all
Dr. Charles Louis Mix come within the scope of the Corps, which aims Discussion--Dr. Joseph A. Catts, Dr. L. L. Mcarthur, and Dr. T. A Davie.
at supplying a trained, uniformed, disciplined, The Psychoses of Adolescence.... Dr. Harriet C, B. Alexander
and efficient body of women for use in and in Discussion-Dr. Chester II. Keogh.
connection with hospitals and all forms of war Tumors of the Breast.. ..........Dr. Frederic A. Besley activity dictated by the needs of the national Discussion Dr. Hurry M. Richter,
'Peel House, the great Club for our Overseas LECTURE PROGRAM. To be held at Mary Thompson Hospital,
Contingents in Westminster, keeps a large shift Monday, February 12th.
of workers busy from 7:00 in the morning until The Teaching of Sex Hygiene.....................12 to 1 P. M.
8:00 at night serving meals, making beds, and Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen.
attending to the many needs of the inmates of Tuesday, February 13th.
this admirably conducted institution. Several Birth Control.............. Dr. Rachelle Yarros, 12 to 1 P. M.
small hospitals prize the aid of W. R. A. workers The Professional Woman and Her Community...1 to 2 P. M. Dr. Edith Lowry.
in their kitchens; the Y. M. C. A. uses the
Corps to supply messengers, and the Wembley Wednesday, February 14th. Sex Hygiene, a Personal Problem.....................1 to 2 P.M. munition makers refresh themselves at a canteen Dr. Lena K. Sadler.
served by Green Cross women. The Metropoli
tan Munitions Committee calls on our Corps for Sex Hygiene as a Public Health Problem......12 to 1 P. M. voluntary munition markers; and the company in
the Dulwich district, besides sharing the general Friday, February 16th.
orderly work of the Corps, help with the work Eugenics...... .......Dr. Anna E. Blount, 12 to 1 P. M.
done in a Blind Institute, where “finishers”
with good sight are required. Several War RECEPTION COMMITTEE FOR CLINICAL WEEK.
Hospital Supply Denots look to the W. R. A. to The following committee was appointed by the chairman, Dr. May Cushman Rice:
supply all the orderly work-serving meals, Jennie Clark.
washing up dishes, tidying down the workMary E. Hanks.
rooms in the evening—which does so much to
secure the comfort and adequacy necessary for
Margaret Riley. Lena Sadler.
the production of the hospital requirements Effie Lobdell.
made in these depots. All this work is done by Fredrica Baker.
carefully arranged shifts of workers in order
daily worker who can only give two evenings a WOMEN'S RESERVE AMBULANCE.
week to her country, may have their opportu
nity of "doing their bit.” “THE GREEN CROSS SOCIETY" OF LONDON, ENG.
The Motor Transport work of the Corps is
large and important. The Transport Section acThe Medical Women's Club of Chicago meets complisshes an average weekly mileage of 2,000 on the second Wednesday of each month at miles, transporting wounded and munitions. This 6:00 p. m. in the College Club rooms in the Ste- is done both by members driving their own cars vens Building. After dining together, an hour (the Corps providing petrol, lubricants, and, in is spent in business session and listening to a talk the case of cars used exclusively for Corps work, from some invited guest or guests.
tires), and by cars which are either the property At, a recent meeting Sub-Commandant M. of the Corps or lent outright by people not using Kilroy-Kenyon, of the Women's Reserve Ambu- their cars themselves. The need, by the way, lance of London, England, gave a stirring talk for the loan of cars to the Corps is great and in on the organization, experiences, and needs of creasing. Many people are laying up their cars the “Green Cross Society” or the Women's Re- for private use because of the increased expenses, serve Ambulance. She said:
and they would do well to remember that here
is a Corps doing important war work, possessing "The Women's Reserve Ambulance offers a a staff of skilled drivers and mechanicians, who unique opportunity of usefulness to every woman would run such cars and take good care of them. desirous of helping her country in this hour of The Duchess of Rutland and Lord Robert Cecil need. Many girls and women whose home ties and others have lent cars in this way.' prevent them from giving their entire days to war work have offered their spare time to vari
Mrs. Kilroy-Kenyon wore a khaki suit with ous organizations only to find that “all or noth
- epaulets and silver bands of the most soldierly ing" was the demand. The W. R. A. is specially organized to make full use of all this valuable
pattern. Her hat. very like that of our own spare time that nothing be lost," so that a re- soldiers, but turned up on one side, was held on cruit inquiring at Headquarters, 199 Piccadilly, by a chin strap. Her stirring appeal and beau. is asked to state what regular times she can give tiful face won for her cause almost $200.
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She notes the effect upon woman's character and the home of the religious ideals of Buddhism, Confu
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Dostoievsky--His Life and Literary Activity. A bio
graphical sketch by. Evgenii Soloviei. Translated from the Russian by C. J. Hogarth. Published by The Macmillan Co., New York, 1916.
The subject of this sketch is ranked with the great writers of Russia, with Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Goncharov. His father served as a surgeon on the staff of St. Mary's Hospital in Moscow, and there the little boy was born, subjected to the sternest repression while a child; his parents spared' no money to give their children the best education. During his childhood he suffered from hallucinations, which told upon his later life. He was incarcerated for several years in a prison in Siberia, and when he left the prison he was very iH he had developed epilepsy.
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