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The Hospital Herald from January 1900 showing Dr. McClennan performing surgery.

Waring Historical Library, MUSC, Charleston

The Hospital Herald

Dr. McClennan edited The Hospital Herald, a monthly journal devoted to hospital work, nurse training and domestic and public hygiene. In addition to writing about health-related matters, Dr. McClennan used The Hospital Herald for fundraising. The Hospital and Training School relied on donations from individuals and institutions to sustain itself. Donations included money, linens, furniture, food, and supplies. The Hospital Herald was used to promote other events such as community fairs, teas, and in later years, radio-thons, tele-thons, and even a “womanless” wedding, featuring physicians.

“Every penny you give will do something toward the relief of suffering, and toward training some deserving colored woman in an honorable and useful profession.”

View the digitized holdings of the Hospital Herald in MEDICA, the Waring's online digital library