Most of the other nursing documents in this collection date to circa 1923.
"A Nurse's Prayer" printed at the top of the page; "WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY // OF THE // UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA // ROOM 410, WESLEY BUILDING // TORONTO" printed on the back; see attached photocopy for text of prayer
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Length 14.6 cm x Width 13.6 cm
The paper is creased and has some tears in it.
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of KGH Nursing's class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996; the prayer was written by Myra L. Sawyer.
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Hand written poem titled “To Flax Seed and a Nurse" on heavy rectangular tan paper (a) in rectangular brown wooden frame with transparent glass glaze (b) and hand written rectangular brown paper inscription (c); poem was written by F. G. Kirkpatrick on February 2, 1929; poem is written in black ink…
Hand written poem titled “To Flax Seed and a Nurse" on heavy rectangular tan paper (a) in rectangular brown wooden frame with transparent glass glaze (b) and hand written rectangular brown paper inscription (c); poem was written by F. G. Kirkpatrick on February 2, 1929; poem is written in black ink accompanied by illumination consisting of decorative border, initial, and flower, vine, torch and snake symbols on proper right side; wooden frame has clear finish and border of decorative leaf motif moulding; poem held in frame with backing secured by grey metal brad nails; inscription is hand written in blue ink and describes the origin of the poem along with instructions to deliver it and other items to KGH.
Number Of Parts
a – poem – Length 27.9 cm Width 22.8 cm
b – frame – Length 30.9 cm Width 25.8 cm
c – inscription – Length 18.6 cm Width 12.7 cm
Donated by Margaret Kirkpatrick, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1935.
Poem: "TO FLAX SEED AND A NURSE // A plant there grows in many a clime, // High prized by man, his constant Care, // Responsive to his toils adn skill, // It yeilds for him a fabric fair. // But not of that I now would sing, // Tho' raiment while I do adore; // I like its seeds placed on my cheek // To extirpate teh humour there. // When racked with pain, relief I find // In applications soft nd warm, // By loving hands upon me laid - // I sleep in peace till dawns the morn. // Tho' long the trial, the ends in sight, // When freedom comes to me once more, // I breathe my thanks for blessings twain, // The plant and your devoted care. // F. G. Kirkpatrick // K.G.H., 2nd Feb. 1929"; hand written inscription on separate page in blue ink: “K G H said they would // like to have this illustrated poem. // When I no longer need it, // it can be sent in care of // the nursing director // Margaret Kirkpatrick // Nov 17 / 89 // It was written for Olive Hartshorn KGH 1931 // by Rev F.G. Kirkpatrick, the father // of Margaret Kirkpatrick KGH 1935 // - KGH pin if not given before (Jewel box) // also long picture of 1935 Graduating Class (bedroom) // they might call for it (silver medal box)”
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E-7b (c)
Unit Of Measure
The paper the poem is written on appears to be acidic and was backed with a piece of acidic 3 mm wood and a dust cover, which was heavily glued on; major areas of loss (8) to the decorative moulding on front of frame; minor creasing to inscription; minor adhesive residue on back of inscription
Written by Rev. F.G. Kirkpatrick for Olive Hartshorn (Class of 1931 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate); part of the original dust cover was written on; this information has been saved.
Flaxseed is rich in antioxidants. These can help prevent disease by removing molecules called free radicals from the body. Flaxseed oil may help fight certain types of cancer. Although much more research is needed to draw a definite conclusion. may also have benefits for the skin and hair, such as reducing some of the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema, which is a long-term condition that causes red and itchy skin.