Papers of Dorothy Bridle

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the papers of District Nurse Dorothy May Bridle:

Guy's Hospital probationer's training record 'The Schedule' 21st April 1943;

Two photographs of the Trull Vicarage Welfare Party, near Taunton, Somerset, 12th June 1948 and July 1957 - Nurse Bridle would hold a weekly Mother & Baby Clinic prior to this;

General Nursing Council registration card, 26th July 1946 and 5 receipts for registration fees 5th June 1948 - 6th April 1962;

Letter from the City of Exeter Health Department, 20th March 1974 and enclosed Family Planning Training Certificate from Devon County Council with the County Borough of Torbay, February 1974, for work with Birth Control Clinics;

Queen's Nursing Institute letter dated 30th January 1950 - notification of enrolment that goes with the certificate and badge (see below), Queen's Nursing Institute letter of acceptance of badge (agreement) 1st January 1950, Queen's Nursing Institute Publication - Outline of District Nursing Techniques, January 1954, 'Notes on preparations, procedures and exam rules' (found in back of publication), Queen's Nursing Institute exam paper, 8th September 1949;

Small handwritten curriculum vitae;

Central Midwives Board change of address acknowledgement card, 6th April 1962.

Certificates include:

Borough Polytechnic, London. Certificate of short course in Invalid Cookery, 23rd July 1943;

Guy's Hospital Nursing School (PTS) four months training to July 1947. (Posts held listed on reverse);

Central Midwives Board 1st period of training and exam certificate, 29th May 1948;

Central Midwives Board first and second examination certificate, 25th March 1949 No. 122624;

Queen's Nursing Institute Certificate of Training, Brighton Technical College, 16th May 1949 - 14th September 1949, registered 1st January 1950;

The Royal Sanitary Institute Health Visitors Certificate, , Brighton Technical College, reg. no. 30922, March 1950;

Central Midwives Board Refresher Course certificates 26th October - 2nd November 1956, Brighton & 9th - 15th April 1961, Oxford.

Two items have been assessed as confidential and will be closed for 100 years:

Central Midwives Board Register of Cases March 1949-1966. Cases run from 16th April 1950 - 22nd January 1966, in Somerset area. Found in back of register - loose sheets including notes of Intra Gastric Oxygen training 1959, notes on administration of Pethidine (1950) and lecture notes on Trilene analgesia (1959) - these loose notes are not closed;

Detailed training casebook May-Oct 1948, Queen Charlotte's Associated Districts - Midwifery cases 18th May 1948 - 5th October 1948, Post-Natal Clinics listed and Public health Lectures listed.

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