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

Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Southwestern Adventist University

Wednesday, September 18, 2019   
  ten-day seige of Boonesborough on the Kentucky frontier is lifted as the Shawnee allies of the British withdraw, 1778
George Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. capital building, 1793
Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone, 1870
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid commit their first robbery together, 1900
Susan La Flesche Picotte, first American Indian woman physician, dies in Walthill, Nebraska, age 50, 1915
U.S. Air Force established as separate branch of the military, 1947
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) formed by the 1947 National Securities Act, 1947
German Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi Emil Ludwig Fackenheim dies in Jerusalem, age 87, 2003

Nurses keep their patients in stitches.

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
Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. 
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


Do we have it backwards?  Perhaps God didn't create the Sabbath as a memorial to creation.  Perhaps the creation of the world is a memorial to the most central creative act—the Sabbath! 
L. Turner

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. 
E.M. Forster

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them;
for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you.  He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6  NKJV


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