1917 AMERICAN RED CROSS – Dept. of Civilian Relief. “Town and Country Nursing Service, Its Purpose and Scope.”

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 14: Medical, Health & Hygiene

AMERICAN RED CROSS – Department of Civilian Relief. “Town and Country Nursing Service, Its Purpose and Scope. ARC 203, Supersedes ARC 90. August 24, 1917. 

[Further information: Circular ARC 204 contains suggestions for the organization and administration of public health nursing in small communities and for the guidance of Chapters and other associations contemplating the employment of Red Cross Public Health Nurses.]

The small circular establishes the framework for nurses working in rural environments and was used as a model for the nursing services at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The circular notes that

“…Thousands of nurses are ready and willing to respond to a call from the Red Cross for war service while few are prepared for the constructive community health work so important to conserve the interests of the home.”

Whether Pine Mountain subscribed to the service itself is not known at this time.

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