Catherine Turner, R.N., Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   
  "legge sui pazzi" (law on the insane) was established in Tuscany—first such law to be introduced in all Europe, 1774
Georgetown University is founded as Georgetown College—the first Roman Catholic college in the U.S., 1789
Elizabeth Blackwell graduates with first medical degree earned by a woman in the U.S., 1849
American gospel music writer, "the father of black gospel music," Thomas Andrew Dorsey dies in Chicago, age 93, 1993
Madeleine Albright sworn in as first woman Secretary of State of the U.S., 1997
American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne dies, age 96, 2011

Nursing is the gentle art of caring.

Cathy and Larry, (Catherine A. Turner and Larry)2006

Cathy and Larry

Lo! in that hour of misery
A lady with a lamp I see
Pass through the glimmering gloom,
And flit from room to room.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Santa Filomena, 1857

lamp used in the Crimean War
I attribute my success to this:  I never gave or took any excuse. 
Florence Nightingale


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The Nightingale Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.  I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.  I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling.  With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician, in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1893

Florence Nightingale


God speaks silently, he speaks in your heart; if your heart is noisy, chattering, you will not hear. 
Caryll Houselander

To attain knowledge, add things every day.— To attain wisdom, subtract things every day. 

The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17  NKJV


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