Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with …
Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with the American flag on it; below the name and crest of the group are the words, written in cursive, describing the nature of the certification and what it entails, whom the certificate is directed to, and who is providing this certification; at the end of the paragraph and at the bottom of the certificate are five signatures and the certificate number; at the bottom left of the certificate is the seal of the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examines; surrounding the content is a well-designed border; and while the back of the certificate is originally blank, at the top left corner, written in pen, is further information pertaining to the people in the photo.
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Originally belonged to the donor's great-aunt, Harriet Peck, who is a graduate from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1900.
On the front: "ILLINOIS STATE BOARD // OF NURSE EXAMINERS // Know all men by these Presents, That Harriett C. Peck // living at Canton in the County of Fulton // has fulfilled the requirements of the law governing the registration of nurses, // as set forth in "An Act to provide for the Registration of Nurses and to repeal // a certain Act therein named", approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, // and has been duly registered in accordance therewith and is now entitled // to practice as, to be known as and styled as a // REGISTERED NURSE // In Testimony Whereof, we hereunto subscribe and affix the seal of the // Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners on this, the eleventh day of November Anno Domini, 1914 // Julia S. Chubbuck R.N. // Member // ATTEST Adelaide May Walsh. R.N. // President // Velora E. Randal. R.N. // Member // ATTEST Anna L. Tittman R.N. // Secretary // No. 4289 // Kathryn A. Conway. R.N. // Member."; on seal: "By // Examination // ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS"; on the back: "[illeg.] for Record // Dec 16, A. D. 1914 // Austin Orion // Co. Clerk // Recorded - // Register of Nurses Record // Page 4"
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2005-1-5 BOX 27
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Length 30.2 cm X Width 38.2 cm X Depth 0.01 cm
The edges of the certificate are heavily torn, ripped, curled and bent, but the content of the certificate and seal is still intact; misisng pieces along edges and corners; a few stains on the front, which are showing on the back, and one of the words written in pen on the back of the certificate is missing due to tearing
Public Health Reports, Volume 30, Issue 2, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Resources Administration, 1915. pg. 1528. https://books.google.ca/books?id=5nI3AQAAMAAJ&dq=%22illinois+state+board+of+nurse+examiners%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Act of June 30th, 1913 referred to on the certificate created a board of five registered nurses, known as the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners. They were appointed by the state governor with the consent of the state. The members of the board were paid ten dollars a day plus travel expenses when working. One member was to be appointed secretary and receive a salary of 1400 dollars a year.
Large cream coloured paper certificate with a red paper seal; green and detailed border surrounds the content of the certificate; at the top and center of the certificate, and inside the border, is a crest of the Ministry of Health for the Province of Ontario; below the crest outlines that Mary Ben…
Large cream coloured paper certificate with a red paper seal; green and detailed border surrounds the content of the certificate; at the top and center of the certificate, and inside the border, is a crest of the Ministry of Health for the Province of Ontario; below the crest outlines that Mary Benedict is bestowed the certification of a registered nurse, who has the power to bestow this certification, their signatures, and the date of the certification; on the left and center side of the certificate and inside the border is the certificate number; and below the certificate number is a large red paper stamp from the Minister of Health.
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Originally owned by Mona Winterburn's aunt, Mary Benedict.
On the front: "Province of Ontario // This is to Certify that // Mary Benedict // having duly complied with the provisions of the Act respecting // The Registration of Nurses and the regulations thereunder has this day been duly // registered in the Department of Health and while so registered // may be designated and use the title // Registered Nurse // Given under our hands and Seal of Office of the Minister of Health // at the City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario this twelfth day of // January in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-three // Certificate No 33. 139"; signatures: "John M. Robb. // Minister of Health // A. M. Munn. Reg. N // Inspector of Training Schools"
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Length 26.8 cm X Width 37.0 cm
Fair amount of stains around the edges, particularly in the bottom left corner; the bottom left corner is also slightly warped and wrinkling
Bora Laskin, J. B. Milner, D. M. Treadgold, E. W. Rowat and Gilbert D. Kennedy, "Survey of Canadian Legislation," JSTOR, DOI: 10.2307/823835.
The Act referenced on the certificate is a predecessor of The Nurses Act 1947, which involved the recognition and control of certified nursing assistants.