History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series: The Dental College of Georgia

Dr. Sergio E. Bustos-Valdés, Professor Emeritus in Oral Biology, will present a history of The Dental College of Georgia as part of the Greenblatt Library’s History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series. Dr. Bustos joined the DCG faculty in the first years of its establishment and served for almost 30 years before retiring in 1998. The lecture will be held in the Historical Collections and Archives Room (AB-225) on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

The Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Please bring your lunch and join us.

First School of Dentistry Faculty 1966
The founding faculty members of The Dental College of Georgia (left to right): Dr. Thomas Zwemer, Dr. Judson Hickey (Dean); and Dr. L. Boucher.

Alice Stewart: World War I Nurse

This month is the 100th anniversary of when the United States declared war on Germany and joined Great Britain and France as an ally in fighting World War I. However, there were many Americans who gave their services to the British and French before April 1917, including Alice Stewart, a nurse at the Roosevelt Hospital in Ohio. Stewart volunteered and became a member of an Anglo-French Red Cross Nursing Unit. From November 1915 to January 1919, she served at the Hôpital Temporaire d’Arc-en-Barrois in Haute-Marne, France.

The Hôpital Temporaire d’Arc-en-Barrois (Temporary Hospital in Arc-en-Barrois) was a voluntary civilian British hospital for the purpose of treating wounded French soldiers. The hospital was financed by British donations and was staffed by British and American volunteers. During her service there, Stewart took and collected photographs of her fellow hospital staff members and the wounded soldiers they treated. She preserved these photographs in two scrapbooks which are part the Alice F. Stewart Papers held in the Historical Collections and Archives, Greenblatt Library.

At the end of the war, Stewart came to Augusta to become the operating room supervisor at the University Hospital. Later she served as the Director of Nurses and was influential in the hospital’s two schools of nursing, the Barret School and the Lamar School. Stewart retired in 1958 but remained active in the Georgia State Nursing Association. She died in 1974 in Augusta.

For more information on the Alice Stewart papers, please see the collection’s finding aid or contact Renée Sharrock, curator of the Historical Collections and Archives.

Alice Stewart
Alice F. Stewart