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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 1925 )


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Former Dean of Women Honored!
Dr. Eliza M. Mosher, '75-M, To Be Tendered Banquet in,
Brooklyn, New York, By Medical Admirers


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At 7 o'clock Wednesday, March 25, which had been sent Dr. Palmer by
at the hotel Roosevelt in Brooklyn a another physician in the state. It had
large dinner will be given in honor of not yet been examined, and the doc-
Dr. Eliza M. Mosher, '75M, who will tor, saying that he was 'a little out. of
have completed 50 years of medical training in anatomical work,' asked
practice on that day. The dinner, a Miss Mosher to look the material over.
tribute to the work of Dr. Mosher, At his request, she demonstrated it
will be attended by all of her friends to the women's class, and when she
and by the official representation of had finished, said to Dr. Palmer, 'If
25 institutions. The committee for the you can let me have this specimen
dinner includes James Rowland An- for half an hour, I will prepare it so
gell, '90, president of Yale university, that you can demonstrate it to the
and among the speakers will be Hon. men's class much more clearly than
Royal. S. Copeland, Dr. Stephen Pil- I have here.'
cher, William Seaman Bainbridge, "At the end of an hour, the janitor
Henry Nobel, president of Vassar col- returned, with a request from Dr.
lege, and Hon. Arthur S. Somers, pres- Palmer that Miss Mosher should come
ident of the Brooklyn Chamber of to him in his private room. Little
Commerce. thinking of the ordeal to which she
Such is the distinction which has was about to be subjected, Miss Mosh-
coie to Dr. Mosher who is noted in er complied with his request. When
the annals of the University as the she entered the room, he said, 'Now
first lean .of women. The duties of Miss Mosher, you have worked this
the first Dean of Women began in thing out, and know much more of it
October of 1896. The Michigan Alum- than I do, and I want you to come in
nus of April 1896 speaks of the ap- and demonstrate it to the men's class.'
pointment of a "full Professor of She immediately refused, but he
Hygiene and Women's dean of the would not listen to her refusal. 'Do
literary department whos-e counsel it for me,' he begged and before she
would be ofvalue to the women o the really was aware of what she was
Universior." doing, she found herself hurried into
Eliza Maria Mosher, was born in the lecture room. Dr. McLean was
Cayuga county, New York, in 1846. still speaking.
She was the daughter of Augustus "She felt a great questioning
Mosher and Maria (Sutton) Mosher. throughout the amphitheater as she, a
Her ealy ducafipn was begun at woman student, appeared with the
Friends' academy at Union Springs, t professor on a clinic morning. She
New York, Dr. i osher was graduat- recalls the horror which settled upon
ed fromthis nstitution in 1862. She her as she glanced upward at the sea
began her study of medicine in Bos- of faces, and realized that in a mom-
ton in 1869,under the direction of ent she must arise and address the
Dr. Lucy E. Sewall, at that time class. Professor Palmer introduced
resident physician at the New Eng- her, saying, 'I have here a very in-
land Hospitl for Women and Chil- teresting pathological specimen, which
dren. In 1871 she entered the medi- Miss Mosher has been good enough to
cal department at the University of prepare for demonstration, and I'
Michigan. Dr. Mosher had planned have persuaded her with very great
for herself a more graded course than difficulty to explain it to you because
the two year course, which was then she can do it so much better than I.'
given iii the Medical School at that "Dr. Mosher does not remember
time, but at the beginning of her see- what she said, she only recalls the
ond year; 'Ijijwas asked to serve as fact that the room was painfully still,
assistant to the demonstrator of anat- while she was speaking and when she
oimy and,to ponduct a women's quizz was through, she felt, rather than saw,
section.: Dr: Mosher consented and the class preparing to applaud andl
gave up the year almost entirely to wished she could run away from it.
that work, allowing only one fourth 'Do you hear that?' said Dr. Palmer,
of the year for study. as he followed her into the side room,
Some of the incidents of Dr. 'That applause is for you.'
Mosher's 'college days at Michigan Dr. Mosher was graduated from the
prove interesting, both in regard to University of Michigan in 1875. She
showing the talent which she then began her practice in Poughkeepsie,
possessed and as a promise of the N. Y., and in 1877 she was appointed
brilliant future which was before her. by the governor of Massachusetts
Sarah Spencer Brown, '97, in the resident physician of the Massachu-
April issue of the Inlander for 1896, setts Reformatory prison for women.
tells the following incidents of Dr. For two years, Dr. Mosher filled up
M'osher's college life: "One day, dur- and conducted a hospital of 90 beds
ing Dr. Mosher's last year at the Uni- and a nursery of 60 beds.
versity, Professor Alonzo Palmer In 1879 Dr. Mosher visited London
asked some one in the women's class and Paris for the purpose of study.
to give him an epitome of his teach- 'She returned in 1880, and Governor
ing on pneumonia. No one volunteer- Long of Massachusetts persuaded her
ed. Ile called on several by name to become superintendent of the Mass-
but they. begged to be excused. Final- achusetts Reformatory prison for
ly he said, iss Mosher, will you do women, which office she filled with
it?' Feeling that the reputation of her marked success until 1884 when she
class was at, stake, Miss Mosher be- accepted the appointment of proes-
gan. Fortunately, she was able to sor of. physiology and resident physi-
recall the doctor's own definitions and cian at Vassar College. She became
special teachings on this, his favorite dean of women at -the University in
subject with sufficient exactness to 1896 which office she held until 1902.
please him greatly. When she While at Michigan, Dr. Mosher ac-
stopped, he said, 'Well done, Miss complished a great deal. Her work
Mosher! You shall e a professor.' was entirely new, as there were no'
"On another ocasion, Dr. Palmer precedents for her to follow, she was
came into class one morning preceed- obliged to establish her own pro-
ed by the janitor, who bore a large cedure.

Mrs. Joseph Markley, who knows1
Dr. Mosher personally, describes her4
as a tall, strongly built woman with a
commanding presence. Her hair is)
gray, her voice strong and sweet. Her
charming personality and animationl
are her distinguishing characteristics.
Dr. Mosher was one of the incor-
porators of the Chautauqua School of
Physical Education and has lectured
for the school since 1888. From 1903'

G o o d are given occupational work. This
A Notable W ork for ood child and includes weaving, modelling,
basketry,_paper-cutting, drawing, de-
sign, sewing, and numerous other
3 handicrafts.: Each child is given
Departments of Social Service and Occupational Theraupy"abaut toouEscraft work each ay
171o Splendid W ork For- Cnhildrenthe South department of the Uni-
riyhospital, there is a special
craft shop for this kind of -work.
Seasonal work is always consider-
By Ratherine F. Fitch dents taught a total of 500 hours, the ing their (are such as "Why must I' ed. At Christmas time each child
Little four-year-old Mary, confined time given by individuals anging lie lown ?" and "Why should I not made three Christmas gifts for his
for weeks in theUnvstyhsiafrmh fanmily at home:-a match scratcher
fo{ eksi h Un iversity hospitalI from three to sixty hours each. TheE eat sugar?" are answered through faiyathm:- mtc srthe
while men of science strive to give her y for father, a picture frame for mother,
health and strength. that sstudent teachers usually give di- s. and a ring-toss toy for brother or
romp and play as other children, vidual instruction in some study in One of the cleverest games the hos- {sister. Near St. Patrick's day, paper
spends many hours each day with a which the pupil needs special work. pital children play is that of the suit- caps and appropriate paper toys were
doll sent to her as a Christmas gift. The lessons are given either in the case theater. By means of stories, made and before Easter, eggs will be
The little girl has crippled feet and school room or in the ward depending mechanical teys and impersonation, colored and Easter decorations for the
she has never been able to walk. She on the health and strength of the the life and work of little Mary Day wards will be constructed by the chil-
thinks her doll can walk, however, and child to be taught. is represeted on a toy theatre stage.I dren. Youngsters compelled to lie

to 1906, Miss Mosher lectured on has spent much time and patiencer
hygiene for Adelphi College in Brook- moving leer back and forth on theI
lyn. She is a frequent contributor to counterpane, teaching her to' step.
medical journals and is the author of1 Walking seems a great accomplish-
"Health and Happiness," first publish- ment to Mary and she is anxious that'
ed in 1911. 0 her doll shall acquire it.I
Dr. Mosher has spent the major por- It is a game of patience,-waitingI
tion of her time on corrective work for health, and it seems especially
among young people. She has always hard for the little ones whose active
maintained a warm interest in young minds create hundreds of things for
women. She never gave up her prac- inactive bodies to do. Most of the
tice and her vital energy has made it- children are not ill all of the time.
self felt during the past fifty years. Their minds must be kept active and I
Miss Mosher's interest in correct pos- alert so that the efforts toward physi-
ture, lead her to design some seats for cal well-being shall not have been ex-
school children which were used in pen'ded uselessly. Therefore, it is
Ann Arbor for many years. During necessary to provide studies and en-
the war, Dr. Mosher-kept extra office tertainment.
hours for the war workers so that In the University hospital an effi-
those who were not able to consult cient corps of workers in the social
her during her regular hours, might service department and a department
receive aid. of occupational theraupy care for the
mental training and recreation of the
boys and girls. Their minds are kept
busy, their fingers occupied and they
are contented and happy.
(Continued from Page Thirteen) Each child who is well enough for'
a new one, and very precious, ?rought school work is kept at study in an es-
g pecially equipped school room for
and then put by, the ideas to be two hours each day. There is a daily
kneaded over and over. Itisa very attendance of from 75 to 80 children
a'in the schools. Although the major
seci'et thing.
It is mostintriguing to think of Mrs.k portion of the instruction Js indivk-
Craig and himself and their boy and 'ual, the work given follows the gener- I
Crai df i m f t r a al outlines used in puSlic schools.
efore it. Many teachers are recruited from the I
aItly, Rapallo, that beautiful little women students of the University for
villa! I cannot write An Interview help in the hospital school. In the
with Gordon Craig. first semester of the year 1924-25 stu-I
I Paint Aflm..I

Special attention has been given
this year to patients bf the high schoola
age, from 15 to 20 years. Although
the younger children will probably go;
on to school after they leave the has-
pital, the majority of the older chil-
dren are having their education com-
pleted now. The high school ifistrue-
tion to the young patients is, there-
fore, very important. Increased at-
tendance and awakening interestj
within the hospital and outside, attest
the success of the hospital school.
Children who are ill are difficult to
handle so hospital children are not
forced to do things that are for their

In Mary's life there enters a dragon,--
a three-headed dragon. One head is'
"I don't know," another is "I (don't
care": and a third is "Too much
tIroUile." Some children like the
dragon with t1he three heads, but the
wise child sucessiu/ly combats it
and cuts off all three.
The chil ren enjoy the game and
listmn untiringly to the tales of Mary
Day and her way of living. Thus
they learn by suggestion the reasons
for the care they are receiving. A
desire is created in them to emulate
the wisdom of the mythical Mary.
Throughout the year the youngsters

quite still for weeks can keep idle
hands and immature minds busily oc-
cupied with such means of entertain-
When the warm days come the chil-
dren will be out-of-doors as much as
possible. Even during the winter an
attempt is made to get each child into
the open air for a short time every
day, but in the summer the children go
for walks and romp and play in the
big swings in the playground provid-
ed for them. Holidays and birthdays
are often -the occasion for real fes-
tivities for which the children make
(Continued on Page Fifteen)

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own good; instead they are taught to
want to do these things. Various do- - _
vices are employed to interest thefm in.2
their own welfare. Since a large
number of patients come from rural
homes, a farmyard is something with nes M eansS m artness
which they are familiar, so a minia-
ture farmyard was constructed forwa
their amusement and education. Sma Thewoman who slips into an enchantig
houses, barns, windmills, and silas Ensemble may feel secure in the knowledge that
were built and various uses assigned '
to each part as it was added to the she's chosen an ultra-smart costume. Her mirror
equipment. For example, in the course will vouch for its becomingness, and admiring
of the farmyard game, the childrenwd
find out that milk is good food be- glances will testify to its distinction. 5o fashion-
cause it is wholesome and nourishmingble h En blebeh
and are, therefore, more willing to ae as the nsembe ecome that various ver-
drink it. In similar ways, other ques ions of it are seen on every occasion where well
tions which the children ask concern-
I dressed women gather.
2 -
_ They're "Worn at Teas
The Ensemble is the very thing 2
to accompany her to gay after-
noon affairs. A number of these
are especially smart,
-Or for Sports
As blithe as their vivacious
Ma ' Twearers are the Ensembles for
Moinformal sports wear. Gay colors
Essentials 2 inspired by the clear tones of pie-
are not numerous. But they = cious jewels, youthful lines with
usteoo adtr t piquanther e diumt flares appearing in unex-
offer the kind that will fit har-
Snoniously in a gentlema nos pected manner-indeed, here's
traxelling outfit, or on his w smartness for you!
dresser. The few wants that a
man permits himislf can be best
selected from the well-chosen i
assortment awaiting his inspec--
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