Mary Potts Collection

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See History of the Collection for acquisition details.

1941-1946. – 30 cm of textual records.

Accession 99-02

Mary Stewart Potts – nursing student at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Quebec

Collection consists of textbooks, manuals, an exam and a student nursing procedures card belonging to Mary Potts. The collection relates to Potts training as a nurse at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

The collection contains a series of nursing textbooks and numerous items including a Royal Victoria Hospital nursing procedures manual, a Registered Nurses’ Association preliminary examination and a Nursing student procedures card.

Title based on the contents of the collection.

Boxes 1-3

Nursing textbooks. – 1941-1946. – 26 cm of textual records.

Series consists of the nursing textbooks of Mary Potts while she was a nursing student at Royal Victoria Hospital. The series includes published books on general medicine, nursing principles and practises, public health nursing in Canada and the history of nursing at Royal Victoria Hospital.

Title based on the contents of the series.

Box 3

Royal Victoria Hospital nursing procedures manual. – [194-]. – 4 cm
of textual records.

Item is a copy of the Royal Victoria Hospital nursing procedures manual belonging to Mary Potts. The manual covers nursing procedures for beds, care of patients, therapies and treatments.

Box 3

Preliminary examination for registration. – 1945. – 1 page.

Item is a Preliminary Examination for Registration on Anatomy and Physiology by the Registered Nurses Association of the Province of Quebec conducted on October 15th 1945. The exam appears to be completed by “R. Titus”.

Box 3

Nursing procedures as applied in the care of communicable diseases. – 1945. – 1 page.

Item is an Alexandra Hospital nursing procedures card belonging to Mary Potts as a student nurse. The card outlines procedures applied in the care of communicable diseases and contains a completed column that is signed by various head nurses of different wards in the hospital.

Author Title Publisher Date Notes
Blumgarten, A.S. Textbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Macmillan Company 1941, 7th edition Box 1

Includes annotation on inner cover
Davis, Edward M. and Mabel C. Carmon DeLee’s Obstetrics for Nurses W.B. Saunders Company 1944, 13th edition Box 1
Emory, Florence H.M. Public Health Nursing in Canada Macmillan Company 1945 Box 1
Harmer, Bertha and Virginia Henderson Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing Macmillan Company 1941, 4th edition Box 2
Kimber, Diana Clifford, Carolyn E. Gray and Caroline E. Stackpole Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology Macmillan Company 1942, 11th edition Box 2
Munroe, Marjorie Dobie Training School for Nurses: Royal Victoria Hospital 1894 – 1943 Gazette Printing Company Limited 1943 Box 2
National Organization for Public Health Nursing Manual of Public Health Nursing Macmillan Company 1946, 3rd edition Box 3