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The Corner Drug Store Prescription Bag

Item is a prescription bag from The Corner Drug Store which was located on Dixon Block. The prescription was for John Alward and was prescribed by Dr. C. L. Gass.

Letter from John C. MacKenzie, MD

Item is a letter written to Miss Anne DeWolf RN, the Director of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, from John C. MacKenzie, MD. He requested an application form for Pauline Alward to attend a course at John Hopkins, as the Moncton Hospital at that time was without an administrator or a director of nurses. In the top left corner, Mr. MacKenzie has written, “Miss Alward – For your information. Best of luck, John C. Mackenzie”.

Pauline Alward Tuition Receipt

Item is a receipt for $100.00 in tuition fees paid for a 16 week course in Operative Aseptic Technique at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Letter from Dr. Ralph Meyers

Item is a letter of recommendation concerning Pauline Alward, written by Dr. Ralph Meyers who was on the staff of the Moncton Hospital.

Pauline Alward Letter of Acceptance

Item is a letter of acceptance sent to Pauline Alward from Rose Jennings RN, Superintendent of Nurses at the Long Island Home dated November 7, 1952, stating that Alward had been accepted into the position of evening supervisor.

Letter from Dr. G. D. Gass

Item is a letter signed by Dr. George Gass dated November 12, 1952, which stated that Pauline Alward was “of good character and does not belong to any group or association advocating overthrow of Constitutional Government”. During the McCarthy era, this type of recommendation would have been required in order to move to the USA to work.

The Argosy Weekly

Item is a copy of the Argosy Weekly from November 1952. On the cover is an article about Pauline entitled, “U.G.R. Nurse Leaves”, which discussed her acceptance of the position of Evening Supervisor at South Oaks, The Long Island Home, Amityville, Long Island, New York.

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