Clipped From Democrat and Chronicle
CITY FURNISHES FULL QUOTA OF NURSESFORWAR Red Cross EnlistmentCam-paign Successful. TEN THOUSAND IN SERVICE America's Kecord Better Than That 'of All Other Allies Rochester Asked for 250 and Will Send Nearly 300 Nurses Pinal Lists Red Cross campaign for war nurses was brought to a successful close last night. Again Rochester has gone over the top. Acting upon a survey made early last fall, the Surgeon-General and Red Cross authorities in Washington fixed Rochester's quota of graduate nurses to be called for war service at 1130. Soon after this survey was made the authorities began calling up nurses and Rochester responded with sixty -five graduate nurses for Base Hospital No. 11) alone. Including nurses now actively in the service and those enrolled this last week. under Surgeon-General Gorgas's survey, Rochester's enlistment of graduate nurses for war service amounted last night to 292. The seven teams representing the hospitals of Rochester and captained by the superintendents of nursing, have worked conscientiously night and day to bring about this result. Iast evening they together with the managers of the drive, received congratulations from Red Cross officials, and prominent physicians and surgeons. Helped by Public. Doctors of all schools as well as the private-nurse-employing public have helped bring the drive' to a successful issue. Many instances have come to light of persons who have employed trained nurses for years, largely for companionship and as a precautionary measure, who have found it possible to give up this luxury, that soldier and sailor boys who are wounded may have proper attention. It is expected that the results of the campaign will be duly appreciated in Washington when .Rochester's report goes in. This report, however, will not be in final form until some time next week. There are some of the country districts to be heard from and it is proposed to include in the report the enlistment of Home Defense nurses whioh has been x going on simultaneously with the big drive. When the final figures are in. it is quite possible that the Rochester district will have enlisted 300 nurses for the Army and Navy Nurse Corps and l.0 Home Defense nurses.