DR. GEORGE T. HARRELL
Dean of Medicine
Miss DOROTHY M. SMITH
Dean of Nursing
DR. PERRY A. FOOTE
Dean of Pharmacy
Director of Hospital
The Teaching Hospital, second unit of the Center, is
scheduled for completion in the Fall of 1958.
The J. Hillis Miller Health Center as it will appear from the Gainesville-Archer Road after completion.
DR. FRANCIS E. RAY
Director of Cancer Research
practice and the extension of medical facilities throughout the state is aim of our great new Health Center
When a physidan has obtained admiamon of a pa-
tient to the hital he hs kept informed of the pa.
tenL f diagnosis and treatment by period reports.
Upon ducharge, the patient c referred back to hb
phyaic an, and a complete final report o made to the
Many patients will enjoy another of the hospital'
unusual facilhtle, the teaching apartment, of which
there rea ix. Thee are planned to resemble a smalU
home. Here a new mother may be taught how to
bathe her baby in the kitchen nk or lavatory; a rea-
tive may lern how to assist a patient to bed othe
bathtub just as he will have to do when the patient
gete back home. Patient requinng special foods can
learn how they ar prepared in a typical home kitch-
en, and so on, with home conditions duplicated a
early as pomsble
A special flacty of the building is one of the largest
physical therapy sections in the South, where speca
treatments are available A chapel for rehpouo serv-
kle, private dining-room facihtie, baber and beauty,
operator and other conveniencs are offered. The
whole intitution reflects the careful playing, down
to the details of personal conveyance as wel s good
medical treatment, that went into the teaching hoepi
tl in its years on the drawing boards before con'
TIE U1MVATE pim alnlB fbr camfert and conwntitmc aor ih palset seam. Ts a four-e d rtow S
bas pillow radio sp makers, tcaphom, air todilloning, It Is don In ceaer pilnasa to I* panlim's yr
.. A- 4 ALI. 6cEMERM ear*e- Tr coat to patlen an ths am. mmiuy, but this method bas dt
W e. .n' 4enswih bulat wt .u iooat'r u and bor advantse and i vey ezpere
Sn' a t ot.in be ,ta. ly lowe an it in ti me. -
,-Woa se.40 MIkr"- nar hospital room. Dr. Kat A physician typically trnat p ,
sure h ours~itt the, owpltal rol ir ated. Labor is the great- 1ats, Dr. Barrel polats aout, in
r f r ant at-ory w eMt 0 n hos wtas, the f ean thre sIstuatIons: oe, home, and
i ~i torgal t ea to t A SA ts wl r hospital. At mt Unversty, th
e wty 'anIda, codng ad bylminating ny bedside nursing out-patent litesic wfi duplicate
S 'da ao olet 0Iedlne; aad hebow Dr. rl said room and boa t t Mr win waynthe the me
.a choi 4e h sb" "Is.al Is the fMt to pro- for ana amblatory paint wfnt b comd.
ether hoelk suech ailities a an ItUrnl $8 perW'day. The chuae for a r From -aspect tfatment,
S t ,degn rt c.tw teohing program. lat 'who stays with him wl as tMas. are now pat ts admitted
Or ,A L .&. . a. .w an.
asa Ph.o rBiofr pMfalF MttoPlds 4npr d aoad to hopi tls frs aawho Caan
.t ,et" bfitilar M ,e- .ducaiismo, tm ambilant wltng wal .oust"wih, ftm th
'-., wi ~rV stn for oinvriKcent patents, is an hper iment. to .stimt ate t ps could *0 better ob
tlme tha v ahy r. Harrei .id. wecaueere home ntre.sot tr ainoIg In a ambulant wlag,
o: t< a .thf the ambf; tlpt patie will aot students In living home cani, a asrre s ai.her of
i rIgh4ngiss tg and )Z3Y- beea'n PYSV~o* Ur to smc~tiua ]theeducatorsb f sick; dper rson.of either of the
at to ad f tap!oay t on the deton el elA to I"
.o .y an.on. the "at" bosptalw be Imtpo rtant for the health "e ibes
te With himr isd rvt- hedean, th
. iand tleveW 6.-r ares teams theyrxct to produce, o- ter I.t menr is t tnl.
Sthe Wt. Olfioials it hospIltals 1rom cording to. Dr. Btgone8. Poo, oe ron fitihaS arela
ohUb to ope to e nation au4 f. many pio"t Of the Health Center. e live in the hospital wi tt
,Io-lrh aU&edid to the abroad artcomig.to look at lo. Oywe Tim
So baL naI s glan "aosa evewy ek, Most medical schools try to p ra oge Better
tmlly MA z I. -marcd, notingwde giv* erls ta home cal by Ow to In home calb b boy
i who ou latest aaIn th ee senate their students out to
~deg.t d^ denc W In tho sobeol's local 1 (dhIMseit *Ii *al OMN)
You are cordiallq invited to olfend the
Second Annual Convocation
University of Florida
College of Medicine
College of nursing
Monday evening, November tird,
of 8 o'clock in the auditorium
Medical Sciences Building
J. Hills Miller Health Center
t ehat ,U jq 14'
I* Lo at /olw
inchl Dr. Poqr add, deas.
irw th asr a paioularl trUe to
these groups o- the vry eytg
and very old, who probp tbet-
ter to most ilesas i allowe4 to
gst about some.
The ambdulnt ar lc wlI hte
expeclaIlyf mid r ia t st*e
mD., Dr. arrll slaf. IMb
ibetic aindeln, regulator
for i~nt Is bp t eord for
when drised mand pp tma.,
bhi noriml routine.
Dr. HarreU expeto that a me
jorlty of the rehhbUttton and
the eodulMl oes wla be tept-
.d In the wing. PeptiP ulwer, ar-
Zhritti, alergy, and oratbop$de
cae are among. other to be car*
ed for as a rmblats.
Be lists morq reason for bav-
ing a member of tho patient's i2
mily stay with hin:
The rslauve can leari to ese
or the patient as wbl be
ed bwen they return .b home; h
iaa sve t "he atteo atteuti n
ihich otherwise roqwld have to be
unoadt ocwIm; adn tSo m
the home ittung the euE toqta
ar trying to astevte hir the s
arb II sad~r uses
g service will he available b
- t from the conveational hoe
Dr. Hanra said he antclpate
the demand for the amulant Ia-
O~htiee wll be considerablee."
Admii to all unto of tm hoe-
pital wl be I reerral ftro the
atloentl emilty doctor.
The Idea of the ambulant wing,
Irnt evarioed a ai mut for dagr
nosts, was ooneeived m I .. The
Study garp c bof ty uad otr-
suitents woidb ptimaed the entir
Helnth Center then developed the
"I t wa moe Dan arrep's
Idea than apyose ,ls," sald Dr.
Pbor. Tte o est praised eter-
.ai M. am.o- University coo*
.mAtl arqct, foar his embody.
I theu coneept a se b ale de-
Lt rand arrangement ofAe T e*
.y ea ti n.t Ia ISeterI an
amibulato9iry agtett a restrit-
ed di ws n learn t clooe i
own food as ne eld when eit
Ir out tn bis own hmoe top.
detician statond at thes ad of
te iine wfl check the s oeleQ.
The ambant wb wr tIs tated
between the clialo and the acute
bhopital to provide easy c"ff*
thi laboratories and ai
m..am A *sa lin=i A nu0 flb
Nearing completion are m e new apartment on
atesat Row. The modem brick structure wil
Apartments Almost Ready
I located msar abtdents d their iamilie w t~~er decorating dome n
marre U C~ited -Sflnbldnc toochfs rd*M. ^k_
Who's in command here?
Air Force Reserve Lt CoL Henry S. Blank of Gainesville became the first pa-
tient in his new medical unit last Sunday following an automobile collision near
Tampa. The accident happened a few hours after Dr. Blank, a Gainesville physi-
cian, checked in for two weeks* active duty as deputy commander, 620th USAF
Hospital (Reserve) Unit at MeDill Air Force Base. So Dr. Blank took up his duties
from the bed with three fractured ribs. Two other Gainesville reservists are with
Di. Blank on the training assignment. Shown in the picture from the left are
First Lt. EmilyLeonard of Winter Park; Dr. Blank: Sff t. Jean Riley, 588 NW
35th x aand Capt. May Goodrich, physical therapist the University of Flor-
- a I LUCCOP^^
Dean Dorothy M. Smith
Twenty freshmen student nurses
at St. Luke's Hospital School of
Nursing will receive their caps in
a candle lighting ceremor in
Prudential auditorium Friday at
-Miss Dorothy M. Smith, dean
of the College of Nursing at the
University of Florida, will be
guest speaker at the capping ex*
ercise. A for er assistant
dean of the basic nursing pro-
gram at Duke Hospital, Miss
Smith received degrees from Co.
lumbia University and Harvard.
Under a cooperative program
with Jacksonville University which
went into effect last September,
the student nuses take academic
courses at the university three
days a week and clinical and
education courses two
a week at the hospitaL
oung women have com-
Sfirst semester of their
R,,J,,~ Ccrc~c~ ~r
>ICK CLARK SPEAKING
Dick Clark tells a girl who wants to be a cheerleader
to go right ahead, be an extrovert!
)EAR DICK: This may sound like a
inny ambition to you. I want to be a
What's holding me back, I think, is
hat Ihave this appearance of being shy.
Guess I do not give the impression of
having much of a personality.
We just had the election for cheer-
acders at our school. I signed up as one
!f the candidates, but I didn't get
ekcted. Maybe 'll try for it again.
The worst part about all of this is
hat I am feeling very ashamed because,
rou se, I voted for myself.
CISSIE ., Indianapolis
I What's so funny about your ambi-
ion? Being a cheerleader is some.
thing to shout about!
It's refreshing to be a jumping-up.
mnd-down, hollering supporter of
something you really like, whether
it's a school team or an idea. It's
intoxicating to be an extrovert, to pin
i letter on your shirt, wave a pennant
for something besides yourself. It's
run to run up a flag!
By all means go after your dream,
but reserve a corner for disappoint-
nent, in case it comes. And enter into
i variety of school activities. Cheer.
leaders may be trim, but there's no
substitute for being well-rounded.
As for voting for yourself, know
what? I approve! In a contest like
this, where enthusiasm counts (see
pictures, right), why shouldn't you
be your own best booster? Know who
else voted for himself? Mr. Eisenhower.
A fallen idol
DEAR DICK: I have always been a fan of
one of the young, very popular singers,
and I respected him because e he seemed
like such a typical American boy.
Lately rve been reading a lot of things
that make me wonder if I sas all wrong
about him. I just can't admire him any
more. You probably know the truth
about such people. Are the rumors usu.
ally true? DISILLUSIONED
I have found the young singers I
have met to be normal, average young
men and women who have had unus-
ual luck as well as exceptional talent.
I do not, of course, know which singer
you have in mind, but from what I
know of the boys who are tops, none
of them has said or done things of
which he should be ashamed.
e r -
WHAT MAKES A CHEeRLEADEI
At the University of Florida, where cheerleaders
chosen by judges, pretty Vlay & Iara& jumped
with the necessary ingredients (left Nancy in cen
She appeared at the annual try-outs, practiced chee
with 40 other contestants for a week before putting
a show for the judges belowwo. Thrilled at being co
Nancy was even more excited when she donned the
fit and led the cheering section at her first game (above
TiW WEEK Moegeosl / November 8, 1939
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rreo nord r
NORMAL PERSONALITY ,.
(Canffl -n Page 7)
aWltd to let others know what he rnaly thidek
behive and eels. The normal person, on th
other hand ib cuncurd only wit trying to win
dend, infunce people be wel hked ad pop.
al with everyone at y oet, rgadls o what
her iaway thinks of the pompl he r trying to aim
To adUeve thee qu.Mionable ha the pa rn
equelcbea h real and oe impeoM on he
body a great deal of tes in sa dotig Such ranes
can produce headache ueap, pl, many other
uiplieaantd e- dol la liii. Vbdtum
to thit country nodc that we all sa to
ea en what we M neither btppy nor am .
, think we hae a ta n salemanehip too eoru*ly.
We have thet that a the bat'wsy to
ell v o we mfge. A healthy pagn-
The healthy persnality p"y attention to af
hisnner featene--iuin thee that may not
be very hic. But if the -o u r present, the
-headty per-onality acknowledge that they mre
there Once he know, and admit, what e ide
him, he is in a much better pcitmn to do some-
thing about those kh pleasant feelig The Air
ag pleron, on the other band, if he finds uwide
himself feweli. of anger toward wife or paten,
imaleral thoughts feeh g of lut for someone he
I. not.pp.ed to hane a y for, he tried, to id
hbuelf into denying what he eally fga Pay.
chiatris call bi form of self-dweption repr.-
aon. And it ma be very delgerB of metal and
HEALTHY PERSONALLY, IN THE LAST
ANALYSIS, MEANS COMPETENCE FOR
LIVING. It mens the ability to live a life of
reasrable repectability, but at the same time
the ability to fl d pomtive satisfaction in one's
work, one's play, ones relation. with others, in
S ort-M tikfa in lifme. It meu honesty with
oneulf sand with other. It mea s the from to
be creative. Thee are rmae ift in people. That
n why I swd that mental health abnormal
The way in which wa hve been brought up
by our parents and educated in ga schoolse
usually adequate to make a normal personahty.
but it u not oeagh to oacn a he. thy peuoin-
salty. Healthy pmo ty al too often req uir
struggle to adieve. -e few h-thy personal tie
known to worker in mntdasth, generally got
that way ghi psoal-oft paful-stug-
gle to r above aediotbcaly aum normality.
Healthy peraoty e i many ways a problem
m "do-t -yourdf," though help may sometimes
be had from a eloe friend, an inepir mminter,
a psycholo~it or psyctatrst
How doe one go about moving nearer to that
rare a e-healthy personality'
T E IS SADLY ENOUGH, NO SIMPLE
FOR A. I believe that "positive thinking"
and the various succe and happmwes slogans Are
dangerous over phficatio Perhaps the place
to begin a quest for higher-level welLnes is m
thorough self-scrutiny-with the aim of ruthless
Such a project would mental an attempt to find
out exactly who you are, what you are, and why
you are these thins Honet friends can be help.
ful in teaching you to know yourself Once you
know what you really think ad fel, and admut
it to yourelf-once o o you know what you really re
-you wil be able to determine what you really
want out of he-what you want to do, and what
you want to be. Then you can begin the painful
-but eciting-proe aof ummg your intelligence
to frnd a better way of lfe. It may mean changing
jobe It may entail a effort to get to know your
wife and ch]dren better, a that you may love
them more coipletey.
I can't tll you tall that it wlntaiLtuly you
c-an i PBut, 1I. lya
Wednesday'Evening; Septmerib 4i
--1 .'-" . - L-,*-
or nursing class
lj tyf-feour women have been ac- Inc.; Lois B. Cohen, BrooT Z'
9 or the first class in the Y.; Florence E. Fraser, Vancou.
^it a* c rFlorda' n an ver British Colombia, Canada;
0;et toda ,rbg Dean Do- Dixie Karolyn Humes, Woodbury,
tze. S tDthea D N.J.; Sarah P. Jefferson, Washing-
Ooi1ege, stressing a fou ton, D.C.; and Bettye Turrentine,
program awarding a bache- Memphis, Tenn.
:rf science in nursing degree,
ipeneidth"is month and will gradu-
ate td first class in 1960.
SE-nroUled in the College are the
following young women:
7 1*elen Louise Gunther, Altoona;
J$arah Nell Wiley, Auburndale;
iailyn Lucy Grady and Phyllis
M.iJosefson, Ft. Lauderdale; Cla-
SLouise Johnson, Callahan; Dor-
- Ai Madden, Daytona Beach;
Carol Helen Cooper, Barbara Lane
Evelyn Love, Qainesville; Lucy
VBasiht Swartley, Green Cove
Sprig; -Mary Wotring Bessent,
Lariara PeaTle Carter, Reba Gay-
I. Hatris, H. Priscilla Moore,
Portia Elizabeth Segal, Jackson-
yille; Sandra June Fraser, Mac-
! *t Ruth Ezelle, Melbourne;
a~ Narine Goding, Vale r ie
Jung, Elsie Jean McCallum,
1iberta Harriett Rubin, Nancy
*lWabeth Sampson/ Grace Marie
Zinnt Miami; Frances Nelda, Ma-
p0tws, Milton; Thelma J. Mercer,
Marjorie Jeanine Mock, ,Paho-
kee; Gloria ,Ann Weber, Riviera
Beach; Verna Ann MacGill, San-
ord;' Nancy Kay Harris and Eli-
ajbeth Lee Miles, St. Petersburg;
-alerie Anne Rains, Stuart; Nancy
Aiof Ruff, Tampa; Patricia Peep-
Ues, Tavares; I
SRuth Yvonne Havill, and Mari
jlii Kapner, West Palm Beach
Barbara Sue Bussell. Lafavette
GAVIlt^I 'feh 12 -
,(Special)-I rof nurses to-
day need more tha iow-how, ac-
cording to Dor-
othy M. Smith,
ew dean of Uni-
ersity of Florida
College of Nurs-
In an interview
here, Dean Smith
explained t h a t, i
because of the in.-
bf patients enter-
hig hospitals and
the more special-
ized medical Dean Smith
treatment now used, a nurse must
know "why" and "for whati' as
well as "how," in order that
proper supervision may be given
the increased number: of non-
professional perro on today's
Thenew UFe s aill accept
its y first men vieing students
in Septeniber'"'.bAsfsic courses
in nursing. The professional pro-..
gram will beghi:nin 1958 when th
teaching hspaki opens.
Dean Sncith, who comes to th
University from Hartford, Coma.
Hospital where she was assi t
director of the School 'of. Nur9
currently is interviewing A tdists
and making speaking appear es
in high schools in Flori..~l' e
will speak at Chieflan High
School Wednesday and in White
Springs at Stephen Foster Mem-
orial Park, April 18.
A degree program for graduate
nurses wil""'.r -et up at the
In keeping with their time, our informants have indicated
that the Class of 1966 declined to do anything so establishment
oriented as having a class picture taken. Thus we can offer
only a list of the graduates that year. However, if anyone
knows of any clandestine photos, formal or otherwise, we would
be happy to add them to our collection.
Public Relations Committee
College of Nursing
Marguerite P. Ashe
Joan Margaret Austin
Elaine G. Ayers
Pamela Jeanne Bowles
Betty Jean C. Bravo
Lois H. Brown
Elizabeth L. Brunson
Eugenia L. Burchardt
Nancy M. Caffee
Bonnie S. Coats
Dennis F. Cooks
Joan E. Davenport
Collette H. Davidson
Margaret E. Davis
Elinore M. Dobson
(Mrs.) Howard D. Dobson
(Mrs.) Dennis Driscoll
Joan C. Gilmore
Valerie B. Ginn
(Mrs.) H.P. Goodling
Joan C. Goodling
Linda Gene Goss
(Mrs.) Dudley D. Goulden
Ruth L. Myers
Marion A. Paulk
Fern R. Pilversack
Janet L. Purcell
Lucie J. Riggsbee
Renee W. Romero
(Mrs.) John G. Rooney
(Mrs.)-Gary R. Rose
(Mrs.) Thomas L. Salle
Sandra C. Sasso.
Carol Deborah Scott
(Mrs.) Richard Gourley
Margaret S. Henry
Pamela Dormany Heuer
(Mrs.) N. C. Hightower
Joyce A. Hill
Peggy Jane Hoard
Ann S. Hudson
Linda Louise Joel
(Mrs.) C. L. Jordan
Donna E. Keith
Linda B. Kent
David L. Kline
Stephanie J. Lathrop
B. Ann Lurie
Judith Ellen Mabry
Delena I. C. May
Jenny R. McCollum
Donna Leigh Meyer
Mary E. Miller
Judith R. Morris
Mary K. Shackton
Diane A. Sims
Carol B. Steiner
(Mrs.) C. J. Sterck
Susan 0. Thompson
Rebecca S. Thonen
Bonnie F. Ummel.
(Mrs.) J. Van Looven
Judith L. White
Dorothy E. Wise
..W.d. is Decmi ber 20, 1972.
Wednesday, Dmmbr 20, 1972
Dorothy M. Smith, B.S.N.N.,
M. Ed., dean emeritus of the
University of Florida College
of Nursing, has been awarded
the honorary Doctor of
Science degree by the
University of Rochester in New
York. The occasion was
inauguration of a dean for the
I university's new nursing
S She was cited as an inspired
and inventive teacher, clinician
and administrator who has
brought about fundamental
improvements in health care
by changes in nursing service
Sand nursing education.
Retired as dean of the
SCollege of Nursing in 1971,
S Miss Smith continues teaching
and clinical practice,
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UF Dean Emei
UJF Dean Emne
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tuis of Nursin
The Medical Sciences Building, first unit of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center, was formally dedicated this morning
HIS morning one of the most significant
events in the history of Florida educa-
tion and public welfare occurred with the
dedication of the Medical Sciences Build-
ing, first unit of the J. Hillis Miller Health
This Center, named for the University's
late president, Dr. J. Hillis Miller, will bring
to Florida and its citizens medical and
health care never before available. The
doctors trained in the College of Medicine
will practice in Florida's towns and vil-
lages. The nurses from the College of
Nursing will work hand in hand with them
during their college careers in order that
they might work better as a team in later
Phrvw~r'irv ci- +P \A/III d-<\~ 4-i~nrl 'iv^^ +1Cih 4-^ .
pensing of medicine prescribed by these
doctors and for the first time, valuable
training in hospital pharmacy techniques
will be available. Research into many
diseases and health problems suffered by
Floridians will be conducted in this Center
and the Cancer Research Laboratory will
continue its search for the cause of one of
man's most dreaded diseases. Professional
training for those in the health related
sciences such as X-ray technicians, physi-
cal and occupational therapists, medical
technologists, and clinical psychologists
will be available.
The Teaching Hospital, to be complet-
ed by the Fall of 1958, will offer facilities
not normally found in other hospitals. It
will give doctors, nurses, and other spec-
_._ _ .
Hiuis Miler Heath a ente
ENTRANCE TO MEDICAL CENTER...
... yet unworn l
me and ensn of f
RELAXATION AND 'SHOP TALK' ...
. between laboratory and classroom.
STEREOPHONIC AUDITORIUM, CAPACITY 450...
S... -: ". .. . available to aH ,Uni
ti: of` jIrh
aims of nurse
training at UF
Dean Dorothy Smith of the Uni-
versity of Florida College of Nurs-
ing will speak to the Gainesville
Chapter of the American Assn.
of University Women on Thurs-
day evening, Nov. 21.
Participating on the program
will be three members of the ra-
culty of the college and two nurs-
ing students. The presentation
will be a talk by Miss Lois
Knowles, assistant professor of
nursing, on "How Do We Let
Patients Know That We Care?"
The talk is illustrated with a
live skit by Miss Dorothy Luther
and Mrs. Joy LePage, faculty
members, and two nursing stu-
dents Miss Nelda Mapoles and
Mrs. Georganne Boudet.
Dean Smith will describe the
program at the University of Flo-
rida College of Nursing and what
its aims are in training young
women for the future in a chang-
Miss Knowles' narration will il-
lustrate what-to-do situations and
what-not-do-do examples of such
touchy problems as when a pa-
tient cries, importance of listen-
ing carefully, being observant and
what to tell a worried patient.
uw Do Patients Know
We Care, Nurse Asks
GAINESVILLE, N v. 19.
(Special) Philosophy of
Nursing will be discussed by
Dean Dorothy Smith of the
college of nursing at Uni-
versity of Florida, at 8 o'clock,
Thursday night, at a meeting
of the American Association
of University Women. It
will be at Gridley's Music
NCL44esAstERo The Florida meeting will run through Satur-
annual convention here Wednes- Six expert speakers will en-
day under the theme: "Enlight- lighten the nurses on various
mannnt TTarnalr Prncrraeg." The nhna s nf the nursing profession.
VIISS KNOWLES MISS SMITH
. aims of UF nurse training
DeaS Smith to speak
on Creative Nursing'
Tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock speaker. Mrs. Vynce A. Hines,
at the Twentieth Century Club head of the Division of Public
Dean Dorothy M. Smith ot the Health, is acting as co-chairman
College of Nursing at the Univer- of the meeting. Mrs. H. P Con-
sity of Florida Medical Center will stans, Mrs. Cecil Gracy, Mrs. W.
speak on "Creative Nursing." M. Harling Jr.. 'Irs. A. T. Cobb,
Dean Smith, as head of the new Mrs. C. F. Ahmann, and Mrs. Wil-
ly created Nursing School, will mon Newell are assisting as hos-
describe the manner In which pre- teases,
sent day nurses are educated in
Dean Smith graduated in Nul
ing Education from Tec~her. Cv
lege at Columbia University an
received her Masters in Edu'ation
with a major in personnel and
guidance at Harvard University
She has served as Assistant Dean
of the Duke University Schoo) of
Nursing and of the Hatford Hos.
pital School of Nursing,
Mise Smith is particularly in.
terested tn the promotion of men-
tal health in nurses and patients
and in teaching nurses to under.
stand the importance of the nurse.
Mrs. Raymond L. Taasinar
chairman of the Division of Pub-
li 39 -.. -.
Miss Lois Knowles, assist-
ant professor of nursing, will
speak on, How Do We Let
Patients Know That We Care?
Two faculty members, Miss
Dorothy Luther and Mrs. Joy
LaPaige, and two students,
Miss Neide Mapoles and Mrs.
Georgianne Boudet, will pre-
sent a skit'
Dr. Mildred Griffith is
chairman of hostesse_..
LESNIK X S sA--
Miss Dorothy M. Smith., d
of the College of Nursing, Uti
about her experiences this sint
mer as a staff nurse in- it ita
hospital and about her ad4ias.
Miss Smith'has a
from Teachers CoB .....
lumbia University: an4 a
degree from HarYardi, Si..i.
done teaching, co, selin
speaking, and revised cuI
She is a member of se ii
the American Nurses
Miss Pearl Mclver, R l'"
talk on "WorldidW ii ,'
She is public health nurEsM g chb
of the U.S.A Plbia.i eit
and a past president 'ta iro
board of directors merbe'o~ ti
ANA. Educated at the U iv
of Minnesota and Teac~hes .
lege, Columbia University'
has received many awards i
eluding the first Pubie H
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Speaking on F .iB ::
torney Milton J. Lesnif of P
ark, N.J., a graduate of i
Law School and consultant t
ANA. He is on the facl
Seton Hall University.
Another speaker will be
Lois N. Knowles, assistant
fessor of nursing, C -
A graduate of 'Teacherl8
Columbia UniVsity C 1f,
Knowles has served as a privf
duty nurse at Tampa Munidlp
Hospital, as a general d .ty u..
at the University Af Fltrida ii
firmary, as head.nurse at D10
University Hospitil ad' :li
instructor at Duke.'sdi~ei
nursing and at the C.i.ege'i
Nursing, U. of F.
The fifth speaker is Miss Agne
E. Salisbury, professor in charg
of graduate nurse program
Florida State University, Schb
of Nursing. She is now writi
a nursing textbook for F,. A
Davis Co. ;
Miss June Beauvais, aoothe
speaker, is assistant exeetilv
secretary for the I~NA .i,
lando. She served four. yeOq
the Army Nurse ,Corps, afcl '&
health ed director e it
the American Red Cross, ^-
WFlod, r.Gainesville, Tues., Oct.21, 1958 Four Page This
OFteaching Hospital opened;
rst Patient Taken Yesterday
Mrs. J. Hillis Miller Cuts Ribbon
In Brief Opening Ceremonies
A brief ceremony yesterday morning marked the of-
ficial opening of the new Teaching Hospital and Clinics.
With President J. Wayne Reitz presiding, the pro-
gram opened with the Invocation, delivered by the Rev-
erand Thomas R. Gross, St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
President Reitz then outlined the purpose of the cere-
mony, which, he said was "not .. .to dedicate the hos-
lital," but "to admit the first patient."
president Reitz then assisted
Mrs. Miller, wife of the late J.
gllis Miller, in cutting the ribbon,
Alghifying the opening of the his-
Dr. George T. Harrell, Chief of
Staff, received the first patient
from Dr. Thomas Brill, Gaines-
ille pediatrician. The patient is
ancy Smith, five-year-old daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Smith,
Williston. Nancy, according to
President Reitz, signifies "the
culmination of the dream of the
Late J. Hillis Miller," for whom
ihe Health Center is named.
Present at the ceremony were a
nmuber of guests, among them
Dr. Jare Amis, president of the
Florida Medical Association, Miss
B'rances E. Jollow, president of
the Florida League for Nursing,
Wiid the Honorable W. A. Shands,
:.The shadow of three men will
always be imprinted upon the
nasive and imposing structure.
-The first is Dr. J. Hillis Miller,
,or whom the J. Hillis Miller
health Center Teaching Hospital
and Clinics at the University of
Florida is named.
; The health center was develop-
pd .~y the late Dr. Miller while
"was president of the University
of Florida. His vision instigated
Dr. Russell Poor, provost of the
Health Center. and Dr. George
1, dean of the College of
ecine, are the two who colla-
id with architects to plan
tiWels of the buildings over a
irtod of years.
-ci those seeing the new build-
ags in the southeast portion of
the campus just north of the Ar-
Road for the first time, it
ill be an impressive sight. The
ea of planning to realize the
i.< million hospital and the $3.5
MttBion Medical Sciences Class-
room building nearby are evident.
The growing pains the buildings
experienced from foundation to top
floor won't show, but they are
familiar to those who have fol-
lowed the building progress from
day to day.
Initial funds for medical school
construction were appropriated by
the 1953 State Legislature. First
funds for the Medical Sciences
building were released by the Cab-
inet Budget Commission in April,
Both the Teaching Hospital and
the Medical Sciences Building
have MAT type foundat ions.
These are concrete and reinforc-
ed steel design and are described
as floating on the ground. This
eliminates the expense of driving
costly pilings to support the build-
ings, and is considered just as
Rust Construction Co., Birming-
ham, completed the foundation
for the Medical Sciences Build-
ing with Ruscon Construct io n,
Jacksonville and Charleston, S.C.,
completing the foundation for the
Architects for the build ing
were Guy C. Fulton, then head
Board of Control architect, Jef-
ferson Hamilton consultant arch-
itect, and Ellerbe and Company,
St, Paul, Minn., planners of tie
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Ebaugh and Goethe, Gainesville, A
were consulting engineers.
Ground for the Medical Sciences
Building foundation was broken
June 1, 1954 in ceremonies at
which the acting president Joh
S. Allen pulled levers on a huge-
dragline to turn the first earth.
The seven-story building w a s f
With the foundation completed l
by fall there were 17 bidders for t
the superstructure and Ajax Con-
struction Co., Washington, D.C.,
was low bidder at $3,378,000.
The Ajax firm asked an exten-
sion on time -whe the Seytemltb*
S bet's ni lg I daite had
passed. Early in December 1954, t
the State Board of Control held
hearings on the construction delay
and the contract with Ajax was
cancelled by mutual agreement. |I
The cancellation, the Board of
Control said, was strictly a tech-
nical dispute between the firm
and the architect.
The Medical Sciences Building
was completed on time as Ar-t
nold Construction, West Palm
Beach, took over the contract
on a rebid in February, 1955.
Fall dedication of the building
took place in October, 1956. A por-
trait of Dr. Miller was unveiled
and Dr. Ralph Miller, the chair-
man of the Board of Control, call-
ed the building the finest of its
kind' for "relief of human suf-
fering and extending the frontier
of medical knowledge."
The 1955 Legislature apropri-
ated $8.6 million for the 400 bed
Teaching Hospital ahd Outpatient
Foundation of the hospital was
Mrs. J. Hills Miller, wife of the late president of the Univer-
sity of Florida, clips the ribbon to open the University's
new Teaching Hospital during ceremonies yesterday mniPming.
Assisting Mrs, Miller is University President J. Wayne Rliz.
ER The Teaching Hospitaj and cli-
nics is the second of three units
started in March, 1956 with the
rnold firm, blder of the a. of the J. Hills Miller Center. The
Irnold firm, bulfdens o0 the ad.
hospital has nine floors including
oining classrooms building, start- hospital hasnine floors including
ng the giant hospital in October floor plus a sub-base-
1956. Their bid on the hospital meant.
s956. Thr bid n the hospital The hospital and clinics are con-
ws$6,249,377, the low of eight-
$ 493 the low of eighnected with the Medical Sciences
Money problem on the state Building via a corridor on all
oney pbfloors except the seventh and
level once lopped off the eighthflo except the seventh and
loor psychiatric wing and part eighth.
Swing and part Both buildings were designed so
atory patients. Later the psychiabu- the clinical services departments
atory patients. Later the psychtia.t
ric floor was restored when of the College of Medicine would
funds were ava able be at the east end of the Medical
Hospital construction had it Sciences Building and closest to
problems and slowdowns too. in the corridor connecting the
rune 1957, about 100 of the 250 Teaching Hospital. Related depart-
labune 195, about 10 of the c0 ments of clinical services are
laborers went off the Job. The coIl placed on the same floor in the
struction slowdown lasted more Mpedical Sciences Building.
han a week. Settlement follow- Medical Sciences Building.
ed wage talks betwtlement fol- The hospital has been built for
d wage talks between represen- two additional floors, increasing
tatives of management and the the bed capacity to 750 without
International Hod Carriers Build- adding to the present foundation
g and omon Laborer Union, The College of Medicine and Col-
cal 1101. lege of Nursing are housed in the
The first worker fatality occur- seven-story Medical Scienc es
red on the Teaching Hospital on Building. The first class from
January 27, 1958, when a work- both schools will be graduated in
man, missing two days, was found 1960.
at the bottom of an elevator shaft.
An inquest found that he had fal-
en.30 feet to his death.
The 7Taching Hospital and Cli-
c Of The. People
Daisy Chain' Illogically Woven
itor The Herald: The peo-
of Florida will vote at
general election on Nov. 4,
whether they want See-
L of Article XVII of their
:itution amended by the
dment commonly known
e "Daisy Chain."
3 amendment, though
ocal and illogical, if ap-
d, ray have the practi-
ffect of denying to the
e of Florida the right to
in convention in order to
a complete revision of
constitution inasmuch as
ild authorize the Legisla-
to propose a revision of
constitution without call-
This they attempted to
icently, disregarding the
and intent of our Con-
Dade County, the people
asly have not had the
State Road Board
A SEE where you say
we're going to be "pleas-
antly surprised" by the
end of 1960 with our
new expressway. Present
traffic conditions hold
Plenty of surprises, but
they aren't pleasant. /
Make This Real
Coverage On Bishop
Will Go To Friends
Editor The Herald: You are
to be congratulated for the
beautiful writeup given to his
Excellency Bishop Coleman F.
Carroll, the first Bishop of Mi-
I am sending it to my out
of state friends. As a member
of St. Mary's Cathedral, my
Front Page Religion
Editor The Herald: I have
been -very thrilled to follow
your coverage of the late Pope
Pius XII. It seemed wonderful
to see several front pages that
were covered with religious
matters for-a change.
MRS. RUBARD MEYER
'Good Old Days'
Poll Shows Gains
A New Attack
On Cloture Rule
By Congressional Quarterly
WASHINGTON The results of
Congressional Quarterly poll released tc
day indicate that the Nov. 4 election wi
help those fighting to revise the Senate'
The would-be rule changers o p p o s
Senate Rule 22 which says
that two-thirds of the en-
tire Senate membership
(not just those present
and voting) must vote to
shut off debate. They con-
tend this rule amounts to
veto power because the
one-third minority can
talk to death bills it does
The rule-changing pro-
ponents claim the Civil IDOUGLAS
Rights Act of 1957 is proof that Rule 2
hangs like a guillotine over the heads c
the Senate majority. They contend th
civil rights bill would have been muc
stronger if its backers had not feare
that strong provisions would doom th
whole bill to a filibuster.
Two attempts have been made to rf
vise Rule 22 since it was adopted in 194(
A 1953 effort failed on a 70-21 (d 29-15
R 41-5) vote and the 1957 one on a 55-3
(D 27-21; R 28-17) vote.
A LIBERAL coalition led by Sen. Pat
H. Douglas (D. Ill.) will try again whe
the 86th Congress opens Jan. 7, 195!
Attempts have been made on opening
day on the theory that the Senatei
without rules at the start of each ne
Congressional Quarterly asked poter
tial new Senators whether they though
Rule 22 should be revised On the basi
of their replies, plus an analysis of ele
tion races, it appears the rule-changin
forces have a better chance of success
in 1959 than ever before.
It looks as, though the rule changer
could count on about 43 votes and th4
opponents 46 votes, with the decisive v|
maining votes in doubt. Counting Alas
ka's senators, proponents will need 4
or 50 votes to keep their motion fror
HERE IS where votes for changing|
Rule 22 are likely to come from:
-26 form Senators who voted foi
the rule change in 1957 and are not uip
for reelection this year.
-11 from pro-rule-changing Senatort
who either are favored to win reelection
or whose opponents told CQ they too
favored the rule change.
-6 from races in California, New
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Very
mont, and Wisconsin.
Here is where the votes against
changing Rule 22 are likely to come
-36 from Senators who voted again
the rule change in 1957 and are not
up for reelection this year.
-10 from Senators favored to win re-
election or whose opponents also oppose
the rule change.
PROPONENTS of the rule change ap-
pear to have the edge in the doubtful
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Teaching, research, practice and
DEAN GEORGE T. HARRELL DEAN DOROTHY M. SMITH DEAN DARRELL J. MASE
College of Medicine College of Nursing College of Health Related Services
t e iHOB ces
By HOLCOMB KERNS
A NEW era in health service to the people of Flor-
Sida dawned this week end at Gainesville with the
opening of the Teaching Hospital and Clinics, a unit
in the J. Hillis Miller Health Center of the University
of Florida, now in operation after a six-year period of
planning and construction.
The money value of the combined Teaching Hospi-
tal and Clinics and the adjoining Medical Sciences
Building is in the neighborhood of $15,000,000. Its
actual value to Florida, which will receive health ser-
vices never available in the state before, cannot be
calculated. The College of Medicine, in the Sciences
building, is in its third year of operation.
The Teaching Hospital is an extension of the Cen-
ter's overall facilities for teaching, research, practice-
and delivery of medical knowledge throughout the
state. It is a 400-bed plant whose facilities, backed up
by the Center's staff, are available to any Florida
patient upon the recommendation of his own physi-
cian. Patients are admitted only on this basis, or on
referral by county health officers.
The hospital is expected to be self-sustaining. Pa-
tients will pay for the medical care they receive if
they are able to do so. Indigent patients must be pro-
vided for by funds from their own localities.
The hospital has facilities which make it the only
one of its kind. It was planned in detail, over a period
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of years, by its provost, Dr. Russell S. Poor, and its
dean, Dr. George Harrell, in collaboration with the
architects, upon the basis of their own experience and
consultation with other authorities. It has attracted
the attention of medical men from all over the world.
It was designed for Florida conditions. The decora-
tive colors are bright and cheerful, the surroundings
are a typical Florida setting. Patient rooms are painted
in pleasing yellows, greens and other soft, cool colors;
the windows are wide and tall.
The building is air-conditioned, with individual
room temperature controls; the beds themselves are
pleasantly colored. Pillow speakers are provided for
each patient bedso that the patient can be enter-
tained with radio-transmitted or recorded musical
selections. The patient may talk directly with his
floor nurse through a speaker-microphone in the ceil-
ing over the bed. The rooms have telephones.
For patients not requiring constant care, the hospi-
tal has-for the first time anywhere-an ambulantt
wing" where the rooms are more like those of a hotel.
Here the beds are made up from Bahama-type con-
vertible couches. This unique wing was planned to
provide ambulant patients with hospital facilities
without having to pay the higher bed-patient rates.
The ambulant wing is adjacent to the clinics so
that patients may easily receive the required care,
and the rooms have two beds, permitting the patient
to have a member of the family in to keep him com-
pany. Recreational facilities are available for this
class of patient.
Thoughtful provision has been made for patient
comfort and the ultimate in medical care while pre-
serving the original thought behind the hospital; that
it was built for teaching purposes. It is here that
medical students, interns, residents, nurses, therapists
and all of the other members of the health team will
work together, learning while working under the
supervision of instructors recruited from the highest
ranks of the nation's medical profession. About 25 per
cent of the floor space in the nine-story building is
devoted to the teaching function-study rooms, labo-
ratories and classrooms.
The hospital contains 28 operating rooms, 26
ainbulant rooms. It was so designed that two addi-
tional floors may be added. Except for the two top
floors, devoted to pediatrics and psychiatry, each floor
is directly connected to the Medical Sciences Build-
ing, permitting a convenient interchange of traffic and
The instructional staff of the College of Medicine
serves as the clinical staff of the hospital, with the
head professors in their specialized fields serving as
chiefs of the clinical services.
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To Attend Ceremony
Two-day dedication ceremonies for the new $5 million
Medical Sciences Building will begin this afternoon with
the unveiling of a portrait of former University president,
the late Dr. J. Hillis Miller.
The portrait, painted by Joessy
Balin, will be unveiled by Mrs. sociations, to be given prior to Dr.
Miller in a 4 p.m. program to be Bronk's address. Accepting the
held in the lobby of the Medical building for the University will be
Sciences Building. President Reitz. Gov. LeRoy Col-
Ceremonies will continue to- lins will accept for the citizens of
night with a scientific session to Florida.
be held at 8 p.m. in the auditorium Tours of the new building, the
(Picture Story Page FIVE)
of the new building. Featured
speaker for this session will be
Dr. Wendell M. Stanley, professor
of biochemistry and director of
the Virus Laboratory at the Uni-
versity of California. Dr. Stanley,
a Nobel Prize winner for his work
in chemistry, will present an ad-
dress on "A Look at Virus Today."
Visiting scientists will be intro-
duced at this time by Dr. Lin-
ton E. Grinter, dean of the Uni-
versity of Florida's Graduate
Sch'oo6 T' r. George T. Harrell,
dean of the College of Medicine,
will preside at this session.
The building will be formally
dedicated Saturday morning by
Ralph L. Miller, chairman of the
Board of Control, with University
President J. Wayne Reitz presid-
ingi over the program. Dr. Detlev
W. Bronk, president of the Rocke-
feller Insitute for Medical Research
and of the National Academy of
Science, will be featured speaker,
discussing "The University and
Also scheduled on the program
are greetings from L medical as]
tirst compete unit of the J. Hillis
Miller Health Center, have been
conducted all week, and will be
continued through Saturday,
Dignitaries who will participate
in the dedication of the first unit
of Florida's multi-million dollar
J. Hillis Miller Health Center be-
gan arriving in Gainesville today
from several states.
Formal dedication of the $5 mil-
lion classroom building will take
place in. ceremonies at 10 a.m.
Saturday. Programs Friday at 4
and 8 p.m. have also been ar-
ranged centering about the Health
The classroom building, with the
latest in modern facilities for
medical education, is the first of
the buildings which will compose
a health center designed to serve
the entire state.
Adjoining the huge structure will
be the 400-bed teaching hospital
and out-patient clinic, now under
construction. The project was en-
visie~w"Iirtly after World War
GOV. LEROY COLLINS AND DR. DETLEV W. BRONK . .
. Among ,Distinguished Guests Here for Dedication
II to serve the needs of a growing of Congressman A. S, (Sid) Her-
state. long of Florida.
Principal figure at the dedica- Hundreds of interested persons
will be escorted through the new
tion ceremonies will be Dr. Det- l be escortd i t ou
ev W. Bronk, PhD, D.Sc. LLD. classroom building on tours whlgb
lev W Bronk, Ph.D, D.Sc., LL.D., started Monday and which will le
M.D., and president of the Rocke- ted ro S day. S r
feller Institute for Medical Re- The tours are at 3:30 a. -
search and of the National Acad-ternoon. Th
p.m. each 'afternoon.. They Akt'o
emy of Science.
emyf Science. open to the general public.
Dr. Bronk's address, "The Uni- Special Section
versity and Medical Education," The Gainesville Sun, in a specie
will be followed by dedication of section included in today's issue,
the building by Dr. Ralph L. Mil- has brought before the public thf
ler, chairman of the Board of Con- full story of the new, health cen-
trol. Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, president ter.
of the UF, and Governor Collins When completed, the center, on
will accept the building for the the Archer Road, will employ .1,000
University and for the State re- persons, and will be one of tqe
spectively, largest of its kind in the, Sttth.
Among those figures expected to It is envisioned as a great South-
be on hand is the Honorable Sam ern diagnostic and research cen-
Rayburn of Texas, long-time speak- ter, rivaling such existing institu-
er of the House of Representatives, tions as Duke University's ftacili-
who is in Florida as the guest ties.
;nitaries arriving at UF
Med Building dedication
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&nu -4Gainesville, Florid Wednesday Eening,
K"K l hal" ft i set for UF game Saturday
ill and pageaihtry lute the visiting teatfrom on men were selected Monday night the students of this newest branch to a traditional UP f
11 mar .i 1alf-fime gridirpn lihe next formation will e a in competition conducted by a of the .University will be Miss flanked by the two drill t
diversity of Flori pteview of the 1956 HomieC ming. Homecoming Queen committee un- Gayle Harris, Jaeks o n v i 1 e, a this formation the audiv
drill teams at The five finalists in eat der the chairmanship of Dan member of the First class of the be, invited to join in c
football gam t71r '19566 Homec6mi' Hackel Jacksonville. College of Nursing. e occasion by singing th
t :: ernoon oni Florida be present -un The five finalists are: Pat Zim- Miss Harris will be escorted to "
merman, Coral Gables, sponsor- a podium midfield by Miss San-
Directoz of Bands, Harold B. ed by Beta Theta Pi fraternity; dra Sheldon, of Winter Park, and
achman, haas announced that a Toni Heinbeck, Miami, sponsored Miss Elaine Stonehammer, of Mi-
tal of 225 students will partici- by Chi Phi fraternity; Miriam ami Beach, who are members of
te. in.this half-time presentation, Rautio, Louisville, Ky., sponsored the first class of Women in the Air
(tch promises to be one of the by Delta Delta Delta sorority, Force Cadets.
ost colorful to be staged on Sonny Kenny, Green Cove Springs, n the finale of the halftime pro
o a ield. sponsored by Alpha, Chi Omega In tefinale of the halftime pro-
sorority; and Charlotte Potler, Mi- gram the band will maneuver in-
Opening. the program will be ex- ami and Washington, D.C., spon
Witions of precision thrill b~y two scored by Pi Kappa Alpha Frater
xrous. ROTC drill teams. nit by Pi Kappa Alpha Frate
*eA Rmy ROTC Gator Guards Health Center Tribute
lI- I orm 'In the North half of The next tableaux in the half-
time show will honor the dedi
~ rming on the South half cation of the Medical Science
i."-rpseaenting the Air Force Building, first unit of the J. Hilli
( il1 be the Billy Mitchell Miller Health Center, which will
bea. be officially dedicated Saturday
teams will joph the Ga- morning.
r. Band in a series of tableaux The band, to the music of "Com.
.~hi will feature the second part mando March", will form a ca-
the program. duceus, traditional symbol of the
The, Gator Guards are com- medical profession. Representng
uted by Cadet Captain Ken
.~iami, with Cadet 1st Lt.
'hftrerr T. Olds, Dunedin, as exe-
i4tire officer. Cadet 2nd Lt. H.
I. Fischer, Melrose, is platoon
iad- The Billy Mitchell Drill
0A -is commanded by Cadet Lt.
-i. Fred Wade, St. Petersburg,
ithliCadet Major Sidney Wolf,
61,i asRsistant commander.
7 ; Salute Texas Team
following the exhibition, the
ator Band l-I by Drum Malbrs
1audd -Allen,! Gainesville, and
rigI Norman, Starke, will make
tg- Araiitionall entrance and sa-
age 4 Editoria Is Friday, Oct. 12, 1956
Med College Brings New Era -
Dedication tomorrow of the Medical
Sciences Building marks a new era for
education in Florida and, we feel, a new
era in the field of medicine.
The building, first unit of the J. Hillis
Miller Health Center, embraces a new
concept in the teaching of medicine. From
the physical plant to new methods of
teaching, the University of Florida College
of Medicine deviates from traditional lines.
These new concepts already are drawing
attention throughout the world.
Establishing a new college of medicine
is a long, tiresome affair. It takes time and
effort for a school to acquire prestige in
the conservative medical profession. But
after oniy one month of operation doctors
and educators at other colleges have real-
ized the University of Florid:a school soon
will have to be placed with the best. With
what must be the tops in physical opera-
tions and high standards of student selec-
tion, the medical college here probably
will skip that time of embryonic develop-
Much of the credit for the state's real-
iing her dream of an outstanding college
of medicine must go to Dean George T.
Harrell Jr. who has watched and mother-
ed every brick that went in the build-
Dr. Harrell outlining the college's con-
cepts in a recent issue of the Journal of
the American Medial Association, said:
"The University of Florida is explor-
ing the role of the University in medi-
Scine. We have deliberately chosen thij
approach rather than a more traditional
one of the role of the medical school in
a university. We are attacking the prob-
lem from two points of view: (1) the
education of a physician fn the univer-
sity setting and (2) the care of patients
in the local community."
Carrying through this philosophy, the
college, when completed, will be of serv-
ice, not only in educating future doctors,
but to each tax-paying citizen of the state
wishing medical treatment.
Its ultra-modern hospital facilities to be
opened in the fall of 1958 will provide best
possible care, all the while training doctors,
nurses and pioneering advancements in re-
Students and faculty should take ad-
vantage of the dedication ceremonies this
afternoon and tomorrow to tour the build-
ing: We believe that any one who sees
the college and observes its atmosphere
will come away a proponent of this new
idea in state institution education.
We can see only gq(od things in the
Health Center's future-and by corollary,
a brighter future for'the state.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
MONDAY MORNING, JUNE SIXTH
NINErEEN HUNDmED SIXTY
The College of Nursing
Cordiallij invites you to a Reception
The Gaoduatin, Classe,
The Unlversity of Flopida
College of Medicine
College of Nupsinq
Wednesday, June 1, 1960
3:00 to 5:00 o'clock
J. Hills Miller health Centep
GREER GARSON: Femininity
By LYDIA LANE
Greer Garson lives in Bel-Air,
there is an air of an English
country house about her home
with the expansive rooms and
the large open fireplaces.
Greer greeted me in gay-
colored velvet hostess paj& as.
"I live in jeans or slacks when
I'm at the ranch," she confided,
as she seated herself behind a
beautifully-set tea tray. "But
because I'm wearing trousers,
it does not mean that I want to
be without femininity."-
She mentioned the beatniks
and how there was nothing new
about their unconventional
dress. "It goes back to ltth
century Bohemianism. It is
possible to be intellectual and
talented and well dressed,"
"It is surprising to me how
some of these young actresses
come to rehearsals so careless-
ly dressed. Being neat doesn't
depend on money. I actually
was better dressed as a strug-
gling young actress than I am
now because then I couldn't
afford to make a mistake. You
don't have to buy a lot of
clothes to be fashionable. But
you must learn about fit-the
importance of having the waist-
line in the right place-to have
a fabric that will hold its shape
so that it will come back from
the cleaners looking like new.
"Never indulge in anything
but a basic style so your clothes
won't go out of fashion. There
is so much conformity today,
I rather like stressing my in-
dividuality as much as possi-
ble," she added.
"You were talking about
femininity," I reminded her.
"I have great admiration for
the abilities of American wom-
en," she replied. Runfiinga a
home is only one of the many
things they do well. But they
must never lose the realiza-
tion that the atmosphere in
the home depends on them.
'They used to say the way
to a man's heart was through
his stomach, but psychological
surveys today report that the
first requisite is a harmonious
environment. Even if you work
and.arrive home shortly be-
fore he does, be feminine, have
a soft voice, an agreeable at-
titude and a fresh complexion.
He may not comment on it
but he will respond to it and
come home with a sense of
"I've known you a long time
and you get prettier with the
Yearss" I told her..
She smiled. "My husband
tells me that. But I'm happy
and I have more understand-
ing of myself. When I'm dis-
turbed or unhappy, I seek to
discover what mistake I've
made. Suffering can be caused
by petty little things in your,
nature that you are trying to
conceal from yourself, just as
much as by a big blow from
"Vitality and youthfulness
depend on appreciating and
caring for your body, not a-
busing it. There is so much
information about what to eat
today that is good for you.
Anyone who is interested can
learn about nutrition.
"Solitude," Greer continued,
"is essential for every thinking
person-you must be alone for
some part of every day to
keep a balanced disposition.
I have read Anne Morrow
Lindbergh's 'Gift from the
Sea, innumerable times. Her
book is an example of quiet-
ness. It is so easy to worry and
let small concerns fritter away
the meaning of existence."
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tarmacy, College of Health Related Services, Teaching Hospital and Clinics
Health and Medical Education in
a University Setting
Opens Door to Variety of Cooperative Efforts
T HE RECOMMENDATION in 1947
by the Florida Citizens Com-
mittee on Education that the
long discussed medical center for Florida
should be located in Gainesville was a
surprise to many. It was a break with
tradition to propose that a medical school
be located on the main campus of a
university rather than adjacent to a large
hospital in a metropolitan area.
Not that strong university affili-
ation and a campus location for medical
schools had not been advocated in the
past. As early as 1910 Abraham Flexner
in a now famous report had recom-
mended that a medical school "is pro-
perly a university department." In the
years following most medical schools
obtained a university affiliation, and new
ones were opened as a part of large
universities. But very few went all the
way to becoming a physical part of their
For many, schooled in the philo-
sophy that existing clinical facilities and
a large quantity of patients are the ma-
jor consideration in location of a medi-
cal school, the reasoning of the Florida
Citizens Committee on Education, and
a similar recommendation in 1949 by a
Survey and Advisory Committee were
probably somewhat high-sounding and
idealistic. The recommendations of these
groups were based on the concept later
so aptly expressed by the late Dr. J.
Hillis Miller that a medical school should
VOL. III, NO. 3 MAY, 1961
be "a part of, and not apart from, a
Both groups were reflecting a grow-
ing recognition that medicine is becoming
more and more involved in research in
the physical and social sciences. In ad-
dition, they felt that if medicine is to
be concerned with education at the
graduate level and the research that must
be coupled with it, rather than with mere
training in medical skills, a university
atmosphere was necessary.
Only in such an atmosphere would
arise the opportunity for cross-fertiliza-
tion of medicine and the other university
disciplines. Intimate association with the
natural sciences, the behavioral sciences,
social sciences and even the humanities,
they said, is essential to medicine be-
cause they each bear on the well-being
of the patient.
As the concept of the proposed
medical school grew, it became clear that
it would have a direct impact upon far
more than those who are primarily in-
terested in the practice of medicine. A
general trend in medicine that emphasis
is changing from the concept of disease
Both the University and Health Center benefit by cooperative programs.
91 students a'
tSING STUDENTS Among the first students to register for the University of Florida's
Nursing, with classes beginning in September, 1956, are, left to right, Barbara Guiteras,
Catherine Barnett, Gainesville; Carole Stockdale, Cambridge, Mass.; Sandra Fraser,
and Sally Merchant, Gainesville. UF Photo)
tOance .of : "caring, ulae or procedures. They cannot -analyzing, r ing, comp r ig, e-x:
fity in, tl;a, nurse-pa- e learned by adding to the, curri- perimenting. is is. the 'doing'
pihip is xt01 re-empha- ultim a few courses in communi- that appeaie have been neg-
t g education at the catons or human relations. elected .i our sent emphasis on
i..Florida. "tudentsa-need to be helped to 'doing-; up' tients,"
t is to be stressed ind their own individual ways of Program
t program in the new showing patients that they care Nursing st nts will be enrolled
trrsing beginning with incerely about them."
lass of student nurses to Goals for their fif two years in. Uni-
ted in September. Two of the most crucial conditions versity Coil e. Instruction during
care, so tremendously hat need to be provided in nur- this per o will include compre-
oday in the light of new ing education in Dean Smith's hensive e ses in American in-
Sis reducing the nurse pinion aie:. (1) that each student stitutions, physical sciences, read-
)sition of a "displaced giVen opportunity: to develop ing, spe ng and writing, prac-
.the nurse now appears e feeling that she ,Urself is re- tical lo fundamental Wiathe-
rking with pills, injec- pecte4, appreciated and cared for matics, umanities and biological
.packs and charts, not -- science, along with', several nur-
sp)acks and charts, not as an individual, and (2) that each rg eg '
se, except in a super- student' be given the opportunity sig urses.t
9" says Pean Dorothy become a nurse instead of ac- g the last two years of the
"become" a nurse instead of ac-
'oc Ar tually "being" a, nurse from the n ng program students will be
SI eAre t first da of her admission to a oled in the College of Nursing.
ige fa tructrs nursing program. nurses during tlis period will In-
8abt thle b and pr. If students are' to learn profe lude those specifically relating to
thn ro the art andpro.ience of nursing..
S rf means sional n 'we (instruct the art an'-sience of nursing.
te a t the re- ust radio i change our -The niver Teaing Hos-
S and pa- ieit ide clinical er- ital will be u t k5 pri
recetant oto useuess lence" poip ts t. In; training resource is phase-o~
tvenes of the procedure. elabora ti she' tinued, the program, and *W provide op'
itehode of conveying love "Te 'd t student portunities for supervi*d observa-
' re infinite,' Dean needs, in a tion technical tion and practice in the care of
fi, "and, cannot be re. skills practice, i 'practicing patients.
a. 4 ic for!- 'oftiki studying,
As the University of Florida Col-
lege of Medicine opened its doors
Wr the first time this year, 47
dents stepped in to compose the
class of 1960. The College of Nurs-
ing also announced a first class of
Chosen from approximately 450
applicants, the members of the
first medical class were picked on
the basis of high scholarship, char-
acter, and academic background.
Listing 44 men and three women,
the new class is made up of 44
Florida residents, hailing from all
parts of the state. Twenty-five
students are graduates of the Uni-
versity of Florida, while the others
did their uncV:rgraduate' work at
colleges and universities all over
The rigid screening process for
the students was set up by the
Medical College Staff on the idea
that a good medical college re-
sults not only from a modern and
up-to-date physical plant, and a
qualified staff, but also from the
quality of the students that it
Academic requirements include
a well-rounded liberal education
on an undergraduate basis. Each
prospective applicant should plan
to complete work for a bachelor's
degree, although it is planned to
accept a limited number of ex-
ceptional students conditionally at
the end of their second and third
year in college. Emphasis is being
placed on not only the physical
and biological sciences, but also
on the humanities, and social and
behavioral sciences. The staff feels
that it is advisable to admit stu-
dents with strong backgrounds in
different subjects because the phy-
sician has begun to re-emphasize
that the practice of medicine touch-
es on many facts of human welfare
outside the purely physical as-
pects of disease.
Specific courses in preparation
for medical work include eight cre-
dit hours as a minimum in biology
and laboratory work, sixteen cre-
dits in chemistry, including organ-
ic cremistry, and eight credits in
The remainder of the college
work should be distributed through
a variety of courses with an aim
toward a thorough study of one
area, and a general background
in many areas.
The prospective doctor should
also be skilled in the language arts,
and be a rapid and accurate read-
er. Most important of all is the
emphasis of character. As the
-Prctice of medicine requires a
close inter-personal relationship
in which one individual places
great trust in another, moral in-
tegrity is the primary single qual-
ification for admission, to the
St. Petersburg; Ruth Yvonne Hay-
ill, Marilyn Kapner, West Palm
Clara Louise Johnson, Callahan;
Valerie Dawn Jung, Elsie Jean
McCallum, Nancy Elizabeth Samp-
son, Grace Marie Zinn, Miami; Ro-
berta Harriet Rubin, Miami Beach;
Verna Ann MacGillis, Sanford;
Doris Ann Madden, Daytona Beach
Frances Nelda Mapoles, Milton;
Thelma J. Mercer, Ocala; Mar-
jorie Jean Mock, Pahokee; Pat-
ricia Peeples, Tavares; Valerie
Anne Raines, Stuart; Nancy Ann
Ruff, Tampa; Lucy Vashti Swart-
lev, Green Cove Springs;
Glorida Ann Weber, Riviera
Beach; Sarah Nell Wiley, Auburn-
dale; Barbara Sue Bussell, La-
fayette; Inc.; Lois B." Cohens
Brooklyn, N.Y.: Florence E. I Fra-
ser Vanctiver, B. C., Canada;
Elai.ne Ljois Goldman, New Ro-
6 ;M ~Y.;lixie Garolyn Htumes
B ^^. Y.; Sar.,3r. ef^
A ~ of
the firpt c
t UF no"r
SThe new school has a capacity
limitation of 64 students per class,
with a ,self-limitation of 50 this
year, and is one of the few schools
to come clQ9e to filling that cap-
acity in the first year of operation.
In order to,practice in the State
of.- lori4a .ch..-l student. will be
required to pass the Florida Basic
Sciences Examination, usually ta-
ken after the second year, and the
Florida State Board Examination
afted graduation. Following grad-
uation they will be required to do
one year of internship in a hos-
Members of the first Medical
William Ross Bailey, Jr., Mar-
vin Israel Baker, John Franklin
Cluxton, Alan A. Eckels, and Geor-
ge William Griffith, Jacksonville;
Mark Velpeau Barrow, Crest-
view; Billy Ray Blakey, Luther
Curtiss McRae, Jr. Howard Irwin
Pryor, Benjamin Stalnaker, and
Santford Russell Wilson, Jr., Gain-
Vincent Young Cremata, Jr., Key
West; Harry James Free, Fort
Lauderdale; Steve Hoyt Gilman,
Ocala; Francisco A. Herrero, Neil
J. Rohan, and Thomas Martin
Winston, Jr., Miami; James W.
Partray, Jr., Starke; Robert Da-
vid Piat, Hollywood; Eyvin Pau
Rasmussen, Punta Gorda; Geo
Arthur Reich, Lake Alfred.
Joe Sancez, Jr., St. Augusti
Samuel Walker Smith, Inverne
David G. Stone, Fernandina Beac
Arthur Warren Sweat, Dunedin;
Joseph A. Walton, Jr., Crescent
City; John O. Whitehurst, Brooks-
ville; George William Wirtanen,
St. Petersburg, and Edward Howe
Wood, Lake Worth.
The College of Nursing students
Catherine Ellen Barnett, Bar-
bara Ann C/ke, Carol Helen Coop-
er, Joyce Noreen Goding, Barbara
Lane Guiteras, Evelyn Love, Gain-
esville; Mary Wotring, Barbara
Peale Carter, Reba Gayle Harris,
H. Priscilla Moore, Portia Eliz-
abeth Segal, Bettye Jane Turren-
Patsy Ruth Ezelle, Melbourne;
Sandra June Fraser, Macclenny;
Marilyn Lucy Grady, Phillis M. Jo-
sefs'on, Fort Lauderdale; Helen
Louise Guenther, Altoona; Nancy
Kay Harris, Elizabeth Lee Miles,
. :. .
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THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING...
S... looking toward the soon-to-be-completed Teaching Hospita
TF THE TEACHING HOSPITAL ... e S
, ; ,o... with a Medical Scierncte Building backdrc
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They're in the Navy Now
By ARLENE CAPLAN of benefits to being a Navy see the Navy hospital use a
Sun Staff Writer nurse. technique called nursing
" . .MisebPat Ryan (left) salutes Miss Carol Sunday. They've all been commissioned cn-
lWheer (center) and Miss Sharan Ragan signs n States Navy and wftl -
(right). All three will graduate from the port for rasic training in Newport, RL. oI. '
University of Florida College of Nursing July 1i (Sun Photo by Eddie Davis).
Selecting the U.S. Navy over
other branches of the armed
forces was mostly a matter of
fashion for three soon-to-be
graduated nursing students
from the University of
"Of all the services, we like
the Navy uniforms best," ex-
'iad Miss Pat Ryan.
Miss Ryan, Miss Sharon
Ragan and Miss Carol Hooker
will all be going to Newport,
R.I. for basic training on July
1. Then they'll be stationed at
the Jacksonville Naval Station
for at least one year.
As ensigns who were all
commissioned last December,
the girls are obligated for two
years service. They have the
option to travel during this se-
cond year, but so far haven't
decided where they want to'go
Finances also played a big
part in the nurses' decision to
don uniforms. The Navy has
paid their tuition, a book
allowance of $50, and a salary
of 7 6 for six months and $475
pr- mnaa ere
" " lN^ s as ensign last
Miss Ryan, who says her
family is "real happy" about
her choee, said there are a lot
"We get free travel on
aircraft, a paid 30-day leave
each year, a good salary, free
hospitalization and are able to
use the PX and commissary,"
None of the purses said they
think the structure of military
life will be difficult to adjust
Nurses are iwelflipared to-
be organized, Miss Ragan ex-
Actually, the ~iPs will be in
the Navy only for a 40-hour
work weqk. They each plan
to live off base, in their own
"It's just like a regular job,
really," Miss Ryan said.
The University of Florida
College of Nursing has pro-
vided seven graduating
students to the Navy this
Miss Hooker, who is looking
forward t .h4aer Navy ex-
perience as an "opportunity to
use leadership knowledge,"
wants to, 1g tin g s
somewhat in Navy.
"I'd like to the first nurse
t owa ship' she
Miss Hooker,, whose father
is a phys~ian- and for her
decision," said she'd like to
Instead of j ust ad-
ministering medicine, nursing
history involves the nurse tak-
ing a comprehensive medical
history of the patient.
"It's the same thing a physi-
:ecian does and enables the
nurse to. formulate goals for
-the patient;" Miss Hooker ex-
All three nurses ,iwft-e &
been friends since entering the
College of Nursing and an-
ticipate remaining f r i e nds
while they serve In the Navy
together, agreed that it would
be good to employ nursing
The technique, taught to
them by Dean Dorothy Smith,
is uncommon among nurses,
Miss Hooker said.
After a month, of basic
training the nurse 6 im report
to Jacksonville to start
"I'm really ready to get
started now," said iiss
New L.ook at Nursing.
Brains, Not Bedpans
DEAN OF NURSING
GAINESVILLEF-Dorotbjy M. Smith, dean of the College of
Nursing and chief of nursing practice in the University of,
Florida Teaching Hospital, sees 'a urse's cap as, a helmet of
Minerva, goddess of wisdom, instead of a saintly halo.
"It takes intelligence to express love in a useful, a scien-
tific .way. Just the intuitive urge to be helpful is not enough."
Inceptor-dean of the UF program for nine years and a
nurse herself for 29 years, Miss Smith is a voice crying In the
wilderness of need for nurses with brains. "Give me an Intelli-
gent girl, a challenging faculty, some success experiences
for her, and I'll have a fine nurse."
Dean Smith sees nursing, born in militarism and religiosity,
often lacking in creativity. She feels there is little real nurs-
ing science now; nurses are not lesser doctors, but for years
textbooks have acted as if they were. If a science of nursing
is to develop, she feels, inductive and experimental methods
must be encouraged by a teaching hospital. Ideas are placed
at higher premium at the J. Hillis Millet Health Center than
routine. "We are not teaching current practice, but what is
AS AN example of the inquiring process that builds a
science, Dean Smith tells of a young nurse who began to Ques-
tioi current practice" of mouth care for an accident patient
with an immobilized jaw,. The ordinary toothbrush technique
did: not seem to get the mouth clean enough, believed the
student nurse. She began poring over tomes in the library
about mouth hygiene and the prevention of infection. It be-
came a project with her.
:With the approval of the physicians, she began care of one
Dean Smith Is Working Teacher
.. she practices what she preaches
Girl Scouts Gain
NEW YORK (UPD-A troop
of 28 Girl Scouts In ,Mobile,
Ala., have started the REBS-
reliable, exceptional, baby sit-
They specialize in taking care
of handicapped children.
The REBS work in pairs and
naps. They PlEn games, read
stories, help with parties.
In Washington, D.C., one girl
scout project benefits small
' girls in a housing project. The
scouts conduct activities rang-
ing from lessons on hygiene to
Wiald trins. for the young-
By CYNTHIA PARKS, Times-Union Staff Writer
"normal" mouth and two wired-jaw patients, one with the tra-
ditional toothbrus#i and the others with a peroxide swabbing.
By then 'taking cultures, her research, while certainly not ex-
haustive, indicated that the oxidizing cleanser was more potent
in keeping mouth infection down. The student nurse instituted
a new method of mouth hygiene for the wired-jaw patient of
the UP hospital and, hopefully, wherever she goes to nurse
Another and much more complex area of this creative
nursing is the "total patient" view. "It is presumptuous to
think that any one person or one branch of medicine can
minister to a patient's total needs," says Dean Smith.
"However, aside from the physiological causes of"'a per-
son's illness, there are so many psychological ones that the
nurse can help with.
"The difficulty is. of course, that.these problems are so
difficult to pin down. There is a set formula for giving pills
at a certain time or rubbing a tired back a certain way, but
no sure way to know when to let a patient 'be sick' and
when to motivate him to be strong and get well."
Since the nurse is with the patients more than the doctor,
she can build -an Interpersonal relationship that can hasten
the healing process if she's trained in this area of people-to-
Speople interchange. "Itf may be that the science of comminuni-
cation is more pertinent to 'nursing than the science of the
JUDGMENT through observation is the preachment of the
dean. Since a young student will' not have much experience
to draw from yet, the dean harks back to the Importance
of an intelligent girl* using her wits.
She follows, as an example, the history of crying. In early
nursing, a weeping patient was immediately urged to buck up
-things are not all that bad,. stiff upper lip, that sort of thing.
Then a psychological permissiveness hit nursing amidship, and
nurses urged everybody to cry it out: "It'll make you feel
"Well, obviously, neither of these Is the whole answer,"
says the dean. "There are, some people who must not cry;
to them it would be a shattering experience to find themselves
losing control. Others must have' this outlet. The good nurse
must observe to know each patient's need."
Dean Smith hopes to correct in the UF hospital a mis-
conception among nurses-that they are working for the hos-
pital or the doctor. "They are working for the patient. /
Regardless of where the money comes from, this is their
The nurse at the Center is taught to do this by precept
and example. A common precept is that growth (healing) re-
quires the environment conducive to growth and a sense of
cortimitment. A nurse, believes the dean, should be able to
supply these requirements. "In every miracle Jesus worked, he
demanded the sick to commit himself-stretch out his hand,
rise and take up his bed, and so forth. This may sound a little
mystical but it is a necessary, even If not fully understood,
part of healing."
WITHIN this precept, the liurses are urged to "motivate
the strength" of the patient. It will be her task to inspire a
pregnant woman to keep her weight down, encourage a kid-
ney patient to drink lots of water, teach a diabetic his care,
show a pre-operative patient how to cough after surgery.
"You do this by listening. Suppose I have a bossy patient.
This is his strength. I will use it by getting him to participate
~K~e.~ten~gh ihis desiree to
t^ bueHtry give hajim Sxperience'lin tis, or at
least listen to him tell xne all 'Jbout. his garden."
Which brings up another paramount aspect of the teach-
.aing program at the Center: example. Dean Smith is one ofsthe
E-5~atl ::rw ~ai^T~tffI~kl-TO^-lift^^w^ ^fee~ -aot~citEls
chatelaine of the keys to the administration offices and the
file 'cabinets. She nurses.
Her guiding principle here is that a student nurse needs
someone to emulate. "I'd be foolish to deny the fact'that
I'm a good nurse. I always teach a freshman class; I
don't 'save myself for graduates. I owe it to freshmen
to show them what's expected of them."
The dean also feels very strongly that the nurse's placE
Is with "the crying, the whining, the hurting, the dying,",an<
not wrangling with the cook, the launderer and the supply de
apartment. She_ is one of the innovators of a hospital adminis
tration system that lets nurses nurse whil6 a unit manage
tends to each floor's inventory of water pitchers, diets ant
This is a matter of improved pay scale because heretc
fore, if a nurse wished t6 Increase her salary, her principal
opportunity to do so was by accepting an administrative poE
and forsaking the bed pan almost altogether.
Dean Smith instituted these studied judgments on th
philosophy of the Center's nurse-teaching program since Jani
ary, ,1956, when she came to be its dean. The first student
came that September, the first patients in 1958, Prior to thi
Miss Smith studied at Columbia University, received her nur
ing diploma from Quincy City Hospital, got a master's froi
Harvard University and studied at Duke University and Ne
Her "brains-base" theory of nursing, however, stems fro
a personal experience. The Boston an was reared in Depre
sion days, and after high school she knew only that she didr
want to teach. ("Ironic, isn't it?" grins the instructor.)
She went with her best friend, who wanted to become
nurse, to an interview with a panel of stiffly starched nur
recruiters. "Do you want to help mankind? Did you love
play with dolls? Did you bandage your dog when he w
TO- THESE questions, Dorothy Smith gave all the wro
answers. Yes, she guessed she liked mankind, at least soi
of it; some of it she didn't like at all. No, she was ralk
in a family of brothers and she always detested dolls, E
knocked the halo around nursing crankside when she sa
candidly, "I want to make a living." They accepted her w
a sigh, on the basis of her intelligence.
Thus, even yet, Dean Smith pays scant attention to
18-year-old's personality traits and "motivations" for eni
ing nursing; "I go on intelligence, frankly. There's room
___ ___ _
TOTH ESfE questions, Dorothy Smith gave all the wrong
answers. Yes, she guessed she liked mankind, at least some
of it; some of it she didn't like at all. No, she was raised
in a family of brothers and she always detested dolls. She
knocked the halo around nursing crankside when she said
candidly, "I Want to make a living." They, accepted her with
a sigh, on the basis of her intelligence.
Thus, even yet, Dean Smith pays scant attention to an
18-year-old's personality traits and "motivations" for enter-
ing nursing; "I go on intelligence, frankly. There's room for
many types of people in nursing."
Nationally acknowledged as a ,dean~, si'
Dorothy Smith turns down an average of six invitations a
week to lecture or .conduct seminars over the country. She
limits herself now to a speech a month. Besides publishing
frequently, teaching, administrating and caring for patients, the
dean is raising a foster-daughter and, "living a well-rounded
life away from 'the hospital."
On campus she's considered asocial because she's not a
teadup balancer or a small talk artist. "Actually, I'm very
She manages this amazing schedule by another little trait
she's developed- and hopes to show her students: the wise
use of time. "I can talk to a patient for five minutes, being
solely and undividedly theirs for that time, and make them
feel I've been there 30 minutes.
"I sometimes hear doctors' wives complain about their
husbands' being home so little, and I think, 'If the husband had
a way of being more there in a short time, being wholly
hers during those rare periods, she would not complain.' "
Since a story about the teaching philosophy of the College
of Nursing at the Center and a story about Dean Dorothy
Smith are bound to merge, the term the dean borrows from
Kahlil Gibran ("The Prophet") epitomizes what both dean and
hospital stand for: "Work is love made visible."-
nursing Educator He
A educator from
Trivan ,F India, Miss Lucy
Peters, arrived at the Univer-
sity of Florida this week for
a two week study of the Uni-
versity's College of Nursing
Miss Peters, director of the
College of Nursing at Trivan-
drum Medical Center, is here ..
on a six week travel grant
awarded by the Rockefeller
Foundation as part of a tour
of selected schools of nursing
in this country 'y.
She is using her time at the e
1lorida program are being pi
found and applied to nursing %i
practice, confer with faculty,
and present a faculty forum
on "Nursing in India. This
was presented Thursday.
Miss Peters was born in In-
di and received her bachelor .
of science degree in nursing --
from the Christian Medical
College in Vellore, India, in Here for a two-week study of the UF College of
1951. She, her master of Nursing's baccalaureate program is Miss Lucy Pet-
scie from Boston ers of Trivandrum, India, who is traveling in the
Uni United States under a six-week Rockefeller Founda-
M leave for tion sponsored tour of selected nursing schools. Miss
Wa in Detroit, Peters, seated at the right, reviews her itinerary
on February with Miss Dorothy M. Smith, Dean of the of
Nursing, seated at left, and Miss Lucille
assistant dean and director of nursing '
Joan O'Brien, acting assistant dean for
grams and Miss Lois Knowles, assis or
undergraduate programs, standing from
- .r I
The Teao g Hospital. and C1i-
nio- is the home of the University
of i lorida College ofNursing. For
iiipast two years the College
.bas been headquartered in the
S. ical Sciences Building and
h iaed the facilities of the Ala-
chali.teneral Hospital pending
co iant,.of 'the Teaching Hospi-
This year the junior class ,of
nursing students are currently eny
rolled in the material and' ehik
health nursing course. _-i
timum nursing care ,of patients
and families; and work with al-
lied professional groups to insure
the best over-all health care 'of
patients and families.
In training qualified women for
positions in the nursing profes-
sion, emphasis ip placed on the
importance of.understanding and
respect in the nurse :;'patient re-
"We believe, Dean: Ai^W
ln i tf s
riences in caring for mdtin rs "We further believe," she con- I- B.r.sI"-- --.
d, children.. Thev will also gain tinued, "that this efrectiveziess is Rosann Brooks, Director of Ni
S for ic, and well children. .
fhe office of the Dean of Nur-
ing, Dorothy M. Smith, is' .,;n
Sthe' first floor of the new stk1O-
i-ture. Entrance to the Dean 'of
6a-n. i Office .is gained ftrom,
i br .which connects
itbindes Building t h
In cathefi eully' designed ar-s
in. dedication wing on the, -1th
floor of the Teaching Hospital,
there are offices for the faculty of
the College, a four-l"ed ward for
research and .instruction purpos-
es, a large nursing arts room
where, students can become fami-
liarwith the many pieces of equip-
ment which a nurse uses, and a
conference roomz'.A nurse's lounge
adjoins the staff meeting room on
the sixth flbor of the Hospital...
The amount of time which, stu-
dents spend with patient .increass-
es and the kinds of nursing, ex
Sperierices. become more: coiplex
during each year of the four-year
SIn the unique program of the
College of Nursing at the Univer-
sity of Florida, nursing students
follow a program similar to that
of students enrolled in other col-
leges of the University. That is,
students have an opportunity to
combine general education and
professional nursing courses dur-
Shg the program of study.
During the first two years the
students are enrolled in the Uni-
: verity Colege, where they pursue
Such courses as are required oft
Sally freshmjan and sophomores in
combination with their nursing
At the beginning of .the junior
Year, the: student applies for ad-
mission t6. the College of Nursing
and takes the more advances nurs-
IDuiri.g A-ll four years, the stu-
Sdent may live in modern dormi-
tories provided for students on the
campus and' participate in many
cui ral and recreational campus
activities as do other students.
SBecause the Teaching Hospital
win:admit patients which require
all types of nursing care, includ-
ing psychiatry and communicable
disease, the students will not Lf-
filiate for any of these special :ser-
vices, but wil learn to care for
all types of patients in the Hos-
pital and community health agen-
Upon graduation the general
edtUcation courses have helped to
preparee the students to be a citi-
e ii.who can function more effec-
tively as a. participant in com-
munity affairs and as a wife and
mother. The professional l nursing
courses have prepared students to
enter the nursing profession as
pr-atitioners of nursing able to
I.rforxn the technical and inter-
." tsonal skills involved in the
Saursing care of patients and fam-
tlies to work with nursing team
miiembers to plan nd. achieve op-
*: 1 . ,
research or continued aeveiop- .
ment in the direct' care of pa-. es -Ins ..-
tients." .Maa A, Instructor
a'. Nursing;:i4 .Jones, In-,
Chalenge structor: in hS
SSidney. M Jbourard, Associate
Teachers in the College of Nur- Research Professor in Nursing & t
sing are faced with the challenge Asso. Prof. of Psych.logy, Louise
'of teaching studeals that the tools
prcersf nuing ncaid, Director of Nursing atc
-nd rcedt s of nuig are. Alachua County Health Dept. &
.eans Ftr.th en.ds, 'and that Clinical Associate, in Public Health
te' relate tthip between nurse and Nursing; -Lois 'N. Knowles, Asst.
patient is, impoi~ta ltothie' seful- to'Dean & eAsst. Prof. in Nursing;
ness and effecveness'othe pro- Jane H. Kordana, Assistant Pro-
cure/ fessor in Nursing; Dorothy C. Lu- n
The core of the program at the their, Instructor .in Nursing; Lu- b
University of Florida i'a:t help cilee Theresa Mercadtie, Asat. P
the student develop a helP ni ~ re Di #ctor Nursing Services'& Aspt: f
lationship towards the patiezit.She Pr. in Nursing; Virginia L. t
is taught both inter pe8soral 'rid Ragland, Instructor in Nursing,..
manual skills. N- y Rood Director of Nursing '
Because of the Health Center 'evMces and Asso.. Prof. in Nurs- 1
administrative structure w hi c h -ing;. aid Jennet. H. Wilson, Assis-
includes the Colleges of Medicine, tant Professor in Nursing. s
Nursing, -Health Related Services
and Pharmacy, mauy t .unique pp-
portunities are open' to students
'interested 'In health careers. It
permits students in :the variousu
health related professions toa tra
togetlerin order tlihat:ty migh
better work together after tliey
begin their professional, careers.
At ihe successful completion of,
the four year academic :pro-
gram, the nursing student is aw-
arded a bachelor of: science de-
gree in nursing. The nurse is then
ready to take the ,State Board, of
Nursing examination for' state li-"
-.censure as a Registered Nurse.'
Prior to her appointment as
Dean of the College of Nursing
At the University of Florida in
1956, Deah Smith was assistant
director of nursing at Hartford
(Conn.) Hospital School of Nurs.
ing."She brought to the develop-
ing College a rich background in
nursing as well as teaching, ad-
ministrative and counseling exp-
She received her diploma in
nursing from. Quincy. (Mass.) City
Hospital Sdhool of Nursing and
took her bachelor of science de-
gree in nursing at Teachers Col-
lege, Columbia University. She re-
ceived a masters degree in educa-
tion from Harvard University and
also studied at Duke and New ''''"'"'" i
She has served as assistant, dean
in charge of curriculum at .Duke
University and later as rectorr
of' Division of Nursing Education
and Assistant Dean of Basic Nurs-
ing Program at Duke, from 1,951-
1954, Dean Smith was a- consult.
ant to the National League .for
Nursing's Division of Nursing IEd.
SShe is a. member of the Ameri-
can Nurses Agsociation, National
League for Nuraing, and various
other organizations. 'Dean. Smith.
has also authorlae4,a, number .of
monographsm and articd l for, var-
oious profess'anatlcr o v- In the foreground is J. H]
SStaoff emobsrck ing, which is connected to it
Dean smith has appointed qual- :of the picture there will be
ified faculty who -havy a is the main e entrance.
ULi tevsty 1r
E OF NURSING These freshmen in the College of Nursing are attending a lecture iai tlt
*i -edical Science Building of J. Hillis Miller Health Center, University of Florida. lThe Co0lege
>fi-.. ting, like the College of Medicine, is in its first year at the University. By 1968-the Colldge. o-
4Niit will move to the teaching hospital. The nursing course is four. academic.years. .
-A stour year program offering
bmsic study leading to a bachelor
"i.'sctence degree in nursing is
being, offered by the College of
-Ajccording to Dean Dorothy M.
Smith, the curriculum is designed
to 'prepare students .to enter var-
ious phases of the profession, in-
i Supervised first level profes-
gio4l 'nursing positions in hospi-
talO., public health agencies, indus-
try, physicians" cltiics and offices,
'nd the armed services.
2 Team leadership positions in
itn agency which provides for sup-
tpementaj in-service education and
supervision in team leadership re-
'3. Graduate educational pro-
,grams in nursing.
Program of Study
U..ike: the other" undergraduate
ntita of the University, the major-
ity.of work the lirst two years will
be'.ta'ken in the University College
'ith appropriate pre-professional
c prses for the elective portion
0ofb, general education program.
iW. l.aborttory work with pa-
intodU ced in 't,
Until completion of the Univer-
ity Teaching Hospital in 1958 (cur-
.ently. the College has offices in
e Medical Sciences Building, and
ill move into the Teaching Hos-
ital when it is completed), stu-
ents will use facilities at Alachua
county General" Hospital.
They also will gain knowledge
public health experience by
vorkfig with the Alachua County
Public Health Department, the
lorida Farm Colony, and other
In training qualified women foi-
\Ositions in the nursing profession,
rphasis will be placed on the
portance of understanding and
College of Nursing
respect in the nurse-patient re-
"We believe," Dean Smith said,
"That the most effective profes-
sional nurse is .the onle who can
give to the most/patient# the deep-
ib~ ^ ^i *^ i5 ..... ... ..iBEE lc
lovingly and thoroughly cared for
"We further believe," she con-
tinued, "that this effectiveness, is
basic to competent functioning 'in
any and all areas of specializaftion
within the nursing profession whe-
ther teaching, administration, re-:
search or continued develd*miegt,
in the direct care of patients."
Instructors in nursing' are faced I
with the challenge of teaching stu-
dents that the tools and proced-
ures of nursing are means rather
than ends, and that "the relation-
ship between nurse and patient is
important to the usefulness and ef-
fectiveness of the procedure." The
core of the program at the Uni-
versity of -Florida is to help
the% student develop a helping
relationship towards the patient:
She will- be taught both inter -
personal and manual skills.
To Be Different :
Campus life for nursing students,
beginning with this first class of
forty-four women, will not b:' sep-1
arated from that of other cQeds.
Dean Smith explained, mdJn slsk
nursing schools, th6e tiurng' '.tu-
dent lives apart frorrm oter. st-
dents because it is necessary fdr
her to spend so much ,itme in the
hospital and also because her
course is so different.
"Because we are so-fortunate
nursing' students': will live in, the
ormitories and will lead & cam-
us life similar to other coeds."
Dean Smith feels this will en.
Lble the student minse to, mingle:
dith. pther studerits- anI eAer .into'
campus activities, "' her class
oad will, be less She' Will have the-
pportunity to take a part-time
ob' if 'necesakry to help defer ex-
>e .nsef.. '
charged with the responsibility
rf directing and teaching the
nursing students at the present.
ime are Dean Smith and Miss
Lois Knowles, instructor in nurs-
ng. Staff selections will be based
>n ,a knowledge of nursing and
)roficiency in' working with pa-
( Yomes From Connkecticut
SDean Smith, was assistant direc-
tor in.nulrasing at Hartford (Coai.)
oQi.al. ,Spool of Nursing. limned.
iaety prior' to Ibeing, ,appointed
Dean of Nursing at the. Univer-
sity, of Florida. She brings to' the
College a rich background in nur-.
sing as well as teaching, .adminis-'
tration and counselingn .
She rAceived herA diplomni in
nursing :from Quincy (Mafs.) City
i School 1of r~- anid
"Te nursmgin aX Teh'er&' Col-
lege, C61umbia Univeraity. She re-
ceived a. master's in education
from Harvard Univeirsity, and also
studied, at', Kuke University and
New York Univeaity. .. '
In' rdditi -to teaching in hos-
pitals in the.i'Ibrth, 1Pean. Smith
ha"s been educational" director at
Quincy City .2Iospital ,assistant
deW*' ge of ctirriculum, Duke
thl~tirt0ji1eool of Nursing; di-
retor ..of thfe .division of 'nursing
education .and assistant dean of
the baste, nursg prrai'u Duke.
an! has,' been -'a .d.' "t t) the
National League o-.. f Nurg.
She is a nmembv f the. Amer-
ican ,Nurses Aso'ciation and. the
National League for Nursing, -and
has hs numerous -articles pub-'
lished in professional magazines.
'"' ~ ~'* '*^n * *' ** *
A Major in Nursing
e Honor Soc ety o
S PHI KAPPA PHI
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CHAPTER
INITIATES UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CHAPTER JUNE 4, 1960
Joseph Charles Andrews, Jr.
Billy Charles Ashmore
William Nathaniel Babcock
Ronald Wesley Badgley
John Freemont Bailey, III
Glen Arthur Barden
Catherine Ellen Barnett
Gian L. Berchielli
Frank Edward Blodgett
Lewis Lee Bognar
William H. Bradley
George R. Brown, Jr.
Etienne Antoine Brunet
Thomas Peter Carlos
Wilton R. Chiles, Jr.
Judith Ann Cogburn
Claire Elaine Cooper
Harry Denniston Crews
Beverly Annette Crofton
James Lee Crosier
Robert J. Crosson
Leonard N. D!Aiuto
David Gregg Dickson
Ruth Amelia Dilker
Ralph E. Ekstrom
Karen Rose Gale
J. Ignacio Garcia-Bengochea
David Trescott Geithman
Travis iH .GQcrdon~.
Albert Edward Gough
Patricia A. Gray
Harvey H,. Green
Rqpert C. Griffith, IV
Fain A. Guthrie
Benjamin Edward Haddox
Evelyn Kent Hales
Sidney A. Hannah
Henry T. Hatchell
Edward Irving Heilbronner
David William Henn
William G. Hollingsworth
William M. Holt
Nancy Claire Hower
David Robert Hume
John Woodrow Hunt
Richard Dwight Ingerman
Arnold Joseph Insel
Mary Beckley Jacobus
John Regan Jenkins
Oliver David Johnson
Thomas W. Kerwin
Harland L. Kuhn
Jerry Dean Lamar
Mary Helen Lamb
Thomas Henry Lamb
Paul Richard Lantz
Susan Mary Lipscomb
Nancy Elizabeth Lomax
Frederick Clifton Mabry
Martha Lee Marcum
hAlred Thomas May
John Harvard McCorvey
Kenneth R. McCroan
Jae s M. McGirt
Joe Glenn Miles
Alfred Daniel Morgan
Marjorie M. Morris
Jean Martin Moyle
Shirley Louise Norton
Pauline Nov ogrodsky
Francisco L. Osegueda J.
Arva Moore Parks
Barbara Rucker Patterson
James Joseph Murphy
Sylvia Mae Norwid
Richard John Paulin
Charles William Pittman
Bill Cecil Powell
Wilbur H. Purcell, Jr.
William M. Reynolds
Barbara P. Rinaman
Manley R, Rosenkranz
John Alexander Ryder
Lynn L. Schilling
Civille A. Sciadini
George Edward Shafer
Bert Lavon Sharp
Martha Foabes Sharp
Shirley Scott Simpson
Wayne H. Smith
John W. Solomon, III
Frank Curtis Sorensen
Linda Morrell Spitzer
Everett Simpson Stewart
Richard W. Stewart
John Monroe Stitt
Paul Vincent Sullivan
Yvonne Mae Sunday
Eleaner Ruth Sundell
Henry D. Townsend
Marc R. P. Trubert
Carla S. Turner
Jo Ann Tynefield
Peter Van Andel
Paul Ray Varnes
Richard 0. Watson
Joanne Adela Weiss
Paul David Wilder
Paul Douglas Williams
Paul Chester Wolfe
Michael Ira Zier
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^43voi t for the J. Hillis Miller
h Center is Dr. Russell S.
'distinguished scientist who
a6ilerved as director of the Med-
^Jfzliy, 1#92, Dr. Poor, who was
O an 0: the University Re-
b~ ivision of the Oak Ridge
t,.f Nuclear Studies, was
^i letwve from the institute
A, i 6ith directorship of the
0laIy' Of Florida's Medical
Scompletion of this study,
nerved as a basis for the
eant of medical education
arce at the University, Dr.
v- Was subsequently named
for the Health Center in
Sanhas served in that capaci-
; r, a native of Missouri;
f i t*" e degrees, including his
?.- Iom the University of 1-
W,: $a professional experience
ds.. service at Birmingham.
Coem College in Alabama from
IDurng thig time he held vari-
itons 'there, including head
it4ir. Geology department and
cis division, director of the
0tlon of natural sciences, di-
r *Or of extension and adminis-
ti e assistant to the president.
3i -latera served as Graduate
hool dean and director of the
p r Research Foundation at
?MiaPolytechnic Institute and
W RiAich Associate for the Na-
IIaAScience Founmdawic ,
Progm of events
Medical Sciences Building dedication:
Friday, 4 P.M.
Lobby Medical Sciences Building
Unveiling of portrait of Dr. J. Hillis Miller
Presiding, Dr. Russel S. Poor, provost, The J. Hillis Miller Health
Invocation, Rev. Jock R. Noffsinger, pastor, First Baptist Church.
Tri.bute to J. Hillis Miller, Dr. John S. Allen, vice president of
the University o-fFlorida.
Unveiling of portrait, Mrs. J. Hillis Miller.
Benediction, Rev. Noffsinger.
S Friday evening, 8 o'clock
Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
Presiding, Dr. George T. Harrell, dean, College of Medicine.
"A Look at Virus Today", Dr. Wendell M. Stanley, director of
Virus laboratory, University of California.
Introduction of visiting scientists, Dr. L. E. Grinter, dean of the
Graduate School, University of Florida.
Saturday morning, 1O' crlo04c
Dedication of building
Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
Presiding, Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, president, University of Florida.
Greetings: American Association of Medical Colleges, American
Medical Association, Florida. Medical Association, Florida League for
Nursing, Florida State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Edu-
cation, Florida State Nurses Association, American Association of
Colleges of Phramacy, American Pharmaceutical Association, Ameri-
can Hospital Association, and Florida State Board of Health.
"The University and Medical Education", Dr. Detlev W. Bronk,
president, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research; president, Na-
tional Academy of Science.
Dedication of Medicql Sciences Building, Dr. Ralph L. Miller,
chairman, Board of Control.:
Acceptance for the University, President Reitz.
Acceptance for the Citizens of Florida, Governor LeRoy-Collins.
Dedicatory prayer, Rev. William Hopkins .Miller, pastor, West-
minister Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale.
New Medical Sciences Building and the bean- ..
Dedication today and tomorrow of the new Medicl
-.Sciences Building marks a new era for the Univerity of Florida
-ai the state. (See editorial.Pag e 4). .F c eerge Harrell
i : b0ve).it is th:'reafth start of a
ss vep tlo
on health center at University
A progress report on the J. Hil- and the site still being lield M
[is Miller Health Center was made possible construction of a V -eti:
by Dean George Harrell of the ans Hospital.
University of Florida Medical Medical' Sience Building
School before the Gainesville Ro- Dean Harrell pointed out that
tary Club yesterday. the Medical Science Building was
Dean Harrell used a series of now in use, but it had been ne-
slides to show the present status cessary to omit several sections
rf the Health Center, as compar-
ed to proposals for the project he
discussed with Rotarians almost
three years ago.
The importance of the propos-
ed access road connecting the
Hawthorne and Archer Highways
to the Health Center was stressed
by Dean Harrell. He said this
would. link the Health Center with
the"fte for the new Alachua Gen-
eral Hospital, the Farm Colony,
included in the original plan. He
added that the pharmacy wing of
the building would be placed be-
for the next session of the Legis-
lature, and work would start soon
on the housing unit at the inter-
section of the Archer Road and U.
A progress report was also
made on the Hospital Building now
under construction, and Dean Har-
rell again used slides to show how
the Hospital will connect with the
Medical Science Building.
He said that the first elass of
medical students admitted last
september numbered 47 with one
of the 48 approved students fail-
ing to report, and a similar class
to start next September was al-
ready selected from over 300 ap-
Dean Harrell said fine progress
had been made in the Nursing
School under Dean Dorothy Smith
and 45 were now in training with
additional students wishing to
transfer at the start of the new
The speaker said the basic sci-
ence faculty had been largely se-
lected, and the school was now
in the process of selecting the
He was high in his praise for
the cooperation given the Health
Center by local physicians, news-
papers. radio stations, and the
Visiting Rotarians were Harry
Wrench, Minneapolis, Minn.; Bell
O'Brien, Lake Orion, Mich.; Ho-
mer Dennis, Minerva, Ohio; Bob
Lee, Mt. Kisco, N. Y.; Lewis Gil-
breath, Ocala; Vere Richards, Ba-
yonne, N.J.; Roy Leggett, Estes
Park, Colo., and O. J. Weir, Mess
Other visitors included Dr. Her-
ert Sieker, Durham, N.C.; Lewti
Miers, Jacksonville, and Ed Man-
ning, Flake P Jeffer-
son Hamilton, ll of Gainesville.
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Dorothy Smith Returns To
Patient Care And Teaching
M. Smith, who
of Nursing in a
V^ Clt 3 Ci. <3, I --! 1 .t113 11C1 I 1V
as dean effective in October in
order to devote full time to pa-
tient care and teaching.
Dean Smith developed the
baccalaureate degree nursing pro-
gram at the University of Florida
and, as a result, brought national
recognition to the University and
to the nursing profession.
"Her innovations in nursing
education at the baccalaureate,
and later the master's level," said
University President Stephen C.
O'Connell, "have broadened
horizons for nurse educators and
brought improvements in nursing
care which have benefited citi-
zens throughout the State. Her
administrative ability has done
much to elevate the College of
Nursing to a place of eminence in
our Health Center complex."
Vice President for Health
Affairs, Edmund F. Ackell,
describes Dean Smith as "an edu-
cator respected as one of the out-
standing leaders in her field."
"Dean Smith requested that
she be relieved of the deanship in
early January, and we appreciate
her willingness to stay on. Her
dedication to patient care
principles she has fought hard to
establish will continue to benefit
nursing students and the nursing
profession as nurse graduates
become leaders in patient care
institutions and in public health
nursing," he said.
In 1956, when she first arrived
to build academic foundations for
the College of Nursing, Dean
Smith's insistence that nursing
education and research should be
closely related to patient care,
was unique in the United States.
Her philosophies, in the formative
years of the College, were contro-
versial among many of her col-
leagues across the nation.
But as the College expanded
in size and in stature, Dean Smith
found herself in demand to share
her ideas on how a nurse should
be trained and how she should
function in the health care
system. In recent years, Dean
Smith has been called upon to
participate in the White House
Conference on Health, to present
new ideas for dealing with the
nation's health needs, and to
address colleagues at other uni-
versities and at national meetings
of the nursing profession.
Less than a year ago, she was
presented with the Florida
Nurses Association's highest
honor for her "distinguished
contributions to the progress of
nursing education and nursing
Dean Smith chose to become
chief of nursing practice while
managing the deanship ..
much to the raised eyebrows of
nursing school deans elsewhere.
She undertook clinical practice
for two reasons: to serve as a
role model for faculty members
and students in emphasizing the
importance she attributed to
clinical practice; to develop pro-
gressively deeper understanding
of the problems faced by patients,
and the extent to which those
problems could be alleviated by
the attention of highly competent
In the course of her career,
(Continued Page 2)
(Continued from p. 1)
Dean Smith has emerged as a
quotable spokesman in the field
of nursing. Regarding the need for
making nursing an intellectual,
scientific process, she has said,
"I do not want my nursing stu-
dents to learn how to make up 20
beds. I want them to figure 20
creative ways to get their patients
out of bed."
She also advocated the
maverick notion that nursing
salaries should be increased as
the nurse works more closely
with the patient, rather than
paying highest salaries to those
who leave patient care for desk
Under Dean Smith's leader-
ship, the College of Nursing was
fully accredited for its bacca-
laureate program by the National
League for Nursing in 1961, and
has since established master's
degree programs in maternal and
infant care nursing, pediatric
nursing, medical surgical nursing
and psychiatric nursing. Plans are
well underway for adding a
master's degree program in public
Dean Smith has published
widely in such publications as
"The American Journal of
Nursing," "The Yearbook of
Modern Nursing," "Nursing Out-
look," and the "International
Journal of Nursing Studies."
THE TEACHING OF A NURSING STUDEI
During the third and fourth years of the four-year University of Florida nursing
program, the student continues her studies in other Colleges as well as the College
of Nursing, under the concept that with a well-rounded education, the nurse can work
more effectively with her patient on a personal as well as clinical level. Within the
College, her work is divided between the classroom, where nursing theory is taught,
and the clinical facility, where the theory is tested and put into practice. She pre-
pwres in the nursing fields of maternal and infant care; pediatrics; medical-surgical;
public health; psychiatry; and gerontology. In the photos below, senior nursing studerit
Dee May is involved in just a few of the many aspects of her education.
Nursing students spend a total of 12 hours of their* clinical training in the
Hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Above, the head night nurse explains the function of
a cardiac monitor which is checking the heart rate of an infant who has just under-
gone open heart surgery.
For a patient who faces a long hospital stay, a friendly visit helps the patient
realize he is important. Dee makes "rounds" to visit with her patients as often as
The duties of a nurse are many,
and vary from scientific tech-
niques in patient care to helping
the patient in ways he cannot
help himself. At right, Dee feeds
an infant who is in a "croup
tent", which maintains high hu-
Much of what the nursing stu-
dent learns in the hospital comes
through her own curiosity and
investigation. At left, Dee re-
searches background information
on her patient to determine why
certain drugs were prescribed.
Training in the hospital is only
a portion of the University of
Florida student nurse's learning
experience. After four years of
study-in the classroom as well
as in the hospital-the student
receives a bachelor of science de-
gree in nursing.
During a coffee break,
nursing students almost
always talk about nursing
-or medical students.
Nursing students must
learn the use and function
of the many mechanical
aids employed in patient
care. At right, Dee checks
the rate of flow of an in-
travenous fluid being ad-
ministered to her patient.
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facts and dates of interest to faculty and staff
WEEK OF OCTOBER 26, 1970
FLORIDA NURSES ASSOCIATION HONORS DEAN SMITH
The highest honor that can be given by the Florida Nurses Association was awarded to Dorothy M.
ISmith, R.N., dean of the College of Nursing in recognition of her "distinguished contribution
to the progress of nursing education and nursing service." Dean Smith's night of honor at the
association's 61st convention in Miami Beach was filled with tributes to her professional achieve-
ments and inspirational guidance to students and teachers in nursing. Provost Edmund F. Ackell
said of the award: "It is indeed an honor for the University and its J. Hillis Miller Health
Center to have the Florida Nurses Association recognize Dean Dorothy Smith for her efforts on
behalf of the advancement of nursing education and practice in Florida. It is well deserved
recognition at home for an educator who is respected on a national level as one of the outstand-
ing leaders in her field."
BIRTH DEFECTS SYMPOSIUM SET
"Disorders of Glucose Metabolism in Childhood" will be the topic for the second annual birth
defects symposium at the University of Florida Oct. 30 and 31. The program opens at 9:15 a.m.,
Friday, Oct. 30, in the second floor auditorium of the Teaching Hospital. Among College of
Medicine faculty members on the program will be Owen M. Rennert, M.D., associate professor of
pediatrics and biochemistry; Arlan L. Rosenbloom, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; J. H.
Londono, M.D., assistant professor of medicine; Judy McFarlane, M.N., clinical specialist in
pediatrics; and David Leaverton, M.D., instructor of child psychiatry and pediatrics. Presenting
the symposium are the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the National Foundation March
of Dimes Birth Defects Center in the hospital and the Department of Pediatrics. Also lending
support is the North Central Florida Chapter, March of Dimes.
NURSES-PHYSICIANS HOLD SEMINAR IN JACKSONVILLE
Faculty members from the Colleges of Nursing and Medicine will have key roles in a three-day
seminar on "The Cardiac Surgical Patient and the Nurse," scheduled Oct. 28-30 at the George
Washington Hotel in Jacksonville. Among program participants will be George R. Daicoff, M.D.,
professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery; Robert Eliot, M.D., cardiologist; Gerold L.
Schiebler, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, all of the College of
Medicine. From the College of Nursing will be Pauline H. Barton, R.N., Ed.D., associate
professor and chairman of the Pediatric Nursing Section; Carol Hayes, R.N., associate professor
of nursing; Virginia Morgan, R.N., nurse II in the cardiovascular laboratory; JoAnn H. Patray,
R.N., director of continuing education in nursing; and Carol Taylor, A.B., research associate
in nursing and associate professor of anthropology.
CANADIAN GROUP OF OB-GYN MEN TO VISIT SHANDS
The Dominion Travel Club of Canada, a group of some 20 physicians in obstetrics and gynecology
from the Ontario and Montreal areas will visit the J. Hillis Miller Health Center Monday, Oct. 26,
focusing attention on the obstetrics-gynecology programs. The group will be introduced to the
Department of OB and GYN by its chairman, Harry Prystowsky, M.D., Monday morning, following which
doctors involved in research related to this specialty of medicine will present capsule reports
on their work. Following a luncheon, the group will view a slide show tour of the Health Center
and later the same day will be entertained at a reception at Dr. Prystowsky's home.
ANOTHER UNITED FUND DRIVE DRAWING: OCT. 29
Health Center employes contributing $6.50 or more to the United Fund Campaign have another chance
to win a prize. Last week there was a drawing for two Homecoming football tickets. This
Thursday, there will be a drawing for a solid state portable radio, a solid state table radio,
and an electric instant hair setter. Those who have not contributed need to make their donations
right away to be eligible to win.
HEALTH CENTER INFORMATION SERVICES/J. HILLIS MILLER HEALTH CENTER/UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/GAINESVILLE
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"Women Who Care"Honored During NationalHospita
Because National Hospital handicap. M
Week began on Mother's Day, the mother of
it seemed only natural that the Other hon
University of Florida's Shands ed the wife
Teaching Hospital and Clinics Florida studel
should salute its working force ren under te
of women. mother of e
S Quite a "force" it is, with wom- with a disa
en comprising. some 82 percent divorcee and
of the 1,165 hospital employes. ren to suppo4
For many of them (those on families of one
Sunday work shifts), not even The nine
Mother's Day was a day of rest. were: Mrs. P
The health center, even more sions office;
so than the private home, must medical record
be kept asceptically clean Myrick, surge
... the linens sterilized and pres- ment; Mrs.
sed, the meals for patients and cashier in in
staff ready three times a day, the Mrs. Mae S
financial and secretarial records supervisor;
Representing different but related clerical posts are: Peacock, who helps process the bills in inpatient accounting. financial and secretarial records supervisor;
Mrs. Peggy Floyd, patient admissions; Mrs. Ann Poole, filing They were among nine women employes selected for special kept up-to-date. As the house- McNeal, he
a patient's card in medical records; Mrs. Norma Jenkins, recognition during National Hospital Week. wife's task is unending, "hospi- Essie Hedge,
blind employee with the stenographic pool; and Mrs. Jennie tal work is never done." Betty Adkins
Because they help keep the and Mrs. Jenk
hospital running smoothly . Hospital
in many areas which patients Herhold comn
and visitors never see, and be- field, perhaps
7 ,.cause their services are the kind other industry'
which reveal "the hospital really range of pro
cares," women were in the spot- ity and res
Slight during Hospital Week. for women. A
To make the selections, super- Hospital and
visors of various hospital depart- make the place
ments submitted names of women All hospit
employes, and nine were drawn treated to cof
for honors, hospital cafe
...... Among those singled out for Nightingale's
honors is an enterprising woman, nesday, May
who although left blind from play on the lif
-------glaucoma 15 years ago, contin- of Miss Nigh
ues to work in medical trans- and medicine
cription with the stenographic up in the hosp
pool. Mrs. Norma Jenkins had Members oa
It's hard to tell the difference for Rutha Mae McNeal, left, memorized the typewriter key- staff greeted
of the Hospital's Housekeeping Department, and Mary Lee board and therefore, uses the out the hospit
Myrick of the Surgical Linens Department Because their ser- same kind of machine as her Tours of the
Among the nine women employes honored during Hospital vices are the kind that are not often heralded but are always fellow employes: a magnetic slide shows v
Week was this threesome, seen conferring over a patient's essential to smooth operations of a hospital, they received spe- el emple s
onh fleer;and BettyA ds a n g a aentrite. Co- employee and
rs. Jenkins also is
a teenage girl.
or recipients includ-
of a University of
nt with three child-
n years of age; a
ight children and
Lbled husband; a
a widow with child-
rt, and others with
to five children.
eggy Floyd, admis-
Mrs. Ann Poole,
ds; Mrs. Mary Lee
ical linens depart-
Icott, food service
Mrs. Rutha Mae
ward clerk; Mrs.
nented, "The health
s more than any
y, provides a wide
It Shands Teaching
Clinics, they really
al employes were
fee and cake in the
teria on Florence
12). A special dis-
Fe and contributions
itingale to nursing
in general was set
f the administrative
al during the week.
health center and
iere conducted for