346 History of Wake Forest College
(e) He shall see that all medicines are properly labeled.
(f) He shall make a bi-monthly inventory of all Hospital supplies.
(g) He shall keep a system of accounting approved by the Bursar and open at all
times to the Executive Committee.
(h) He shall prescribe visiting hours and shall refuse to admit any person who is
not actually in need of treatment, and the admission of the outside patients must
never operate to exclude students who would be benefited by admission to the
Hospital.
(i) He shall promulgate and publish on the Hospital Bulletin Board all rules
necessary for the management of a well regulated hospital.
Among the other regulations in the new plan was one that the
superintendent should be elected annually by the Board of Trustees or
in case of their failure by its executive committee. The former
regulation that the superintendent should be one of the College
physicians was omitted and the Board elected to the place Mr. E. B.
Earnshaw, and have kept him in it since that time, 1911-43, a period
of thirty-two years. The management of the hospital under his
superintendency has been without friction and most efficient and has
merited the satisfaction and praise that it has received through all the
years. After a few years the increasing number of students made it
necessary to confine the service of the hospital to them, except in
cases of extreme emergency.
In the plan for reorganization of the School of Medicine in May,
1914, it was stipulated that the salaries of professors in that School
should be a maximum of $2,000, and of the Dean a maximum of
$2,500, and that they should not practice medicine or surgery except
without fee for members of the faculty and their families, and that
patients other than students and members of the faculty and their
families might be treated in the hospital only when there was room
and with the further provision that the fees for such services should be
fixed by the dean and the president and paid into the college treasury.
In May, 1915, on the complaint of certain ladies of Wake Forest, for
the protection of the immature students no maternity cases were
allowed in the hospital, and more stringent regulations were made
Previous Page Next Page