Nursing Diary no1 - 5 September 1922-3 June 1923

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This diary includes daily descriptions of nurse training at the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in London, Ontario, encounters with supervisors and doctors (Drs. Child and Bowen), with transcriptions of poems and newspaper clippings of poems.

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My Diary Tuesday - Sept 5/22

Mother and I came to London from Listowel, Arrived here 11.30 came directly to Victoria Hospital. A lovely place - met Mrs Callard and she took us to my room on the 3rd floor of the West Building. my roommate is Mrs Read. Mother left me and went downtown to shop I stayed for lunch and was the only Probationer present. Met Olive Johnson in the dining room

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and Mrs. Callard introduced me to Mrs. Henderson - the overseer of the diningroom - she is lovely so Motherly & kind. After lunch Miss Nightingale & Miss Murphy took me to my room - they are dears - so very friendly & nice - then I was left all alone to dress for inspection at 2 - Miss MacDougall came soon, and we were introduced by Mrs Callard - we made friends at once

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and I know I am going to love her she is such a dear lovely dark, curly hair & blue eyes Miss. Just & Mrs Cahell came then and Mrs Ruttle and Mrs Summers and still my roommate did not arrive at last she came. a very nice girl she had taught school and came from Montreal. Miss Callard & Mrs Macpherson inspected our uniforms- and my collars needed a little

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alteration. We then went downtown to buy cuffs- unlucky there were none in stock at Smallman & Ingrams. So we borrowed - Mother met me at 4 - and we went to buy my shoes - and such a time. However I finally got a pair very broad toes -7.20 and a lovely pair of black oxfords 9.20 Mother & I met Mrs Callard on the street car & went out with her for dinner. I met Miss

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Annie Callard - they are both just as lovely as they can be and I do hope I can [Newspaper cutting overtop writing - reads: Miss Katherine McIntyre left this week for Victoria Hospital, London, where she starts training as a nurse.] 9.30, and after talking a bit I went to bed- very, very tired.

Wednesday Sept 6/22 Woke at 6 a.m. had lots of time to dress- Breakfast at 7.10 and felt very smart in my uniform- the collar and cuffs are very

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