Program, Room, or Time Changes
11:30 a.m.â€“12:30 p.m.
MLA Business Meeting Legislative Update
Location change: The session will be held in Columbus IJ, East Tower, Gold Level.
4:30 p.m.â€“6:00 p.m.
Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section:
â€œConnecting Libraries, Nurses, and Accreditation/Credentialing Organizations to Improve Patient Careâ€
Revised presentation order:
- Building a Bridge Between MLA and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program
- Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Accreditation: Whatâ€™s the Attraction?
- Reconnecting Librarians with Nursing Accreditation: Key Results
- Nurse Practice Court: A Play to Aid Nurses in Evidence-based Practice
Section shuffle contest results
Congratulations to the History of Medicine Section for winning the prize for the â€œMost Creative Displayâ€ at the Section Shuffle event, organized by the Section Council.
The History of Medicine Section display included a masked and costumed representative who roamed the crowd, distributing slips of paper with the following description:
â€œThere are many and varied depictions of the plague doctorâ€™s garb, introduced by English and French doctors during the 17th century. The total body was covered to protect the doctor from â€˜miasmaâ€™ (bad air) that was thought to cause the disease. The beaked mask was filled with herbs to clean the air and mask the scent of dead bodies. The small stick was probably for giving instructions and touching the body and clothing of plaque victims. The traditional physicianâ€™s hat was donned to designate the wearerâ€™s status.â€
If you took a clicker from the room after the â€œTech Trendsâ€ panel discussion, please return it to Susan Lessick.
MLA will staff a luggage check during the times listed below. Checking is FREE! Tuesday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 21 8:00 a.m.â€“6:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Coat Check, East Tower, Gold Level MLA is not responsible for items left at the luggage check. Please be sure to pick up your items prior to close time.
NLM Theater Schedule, Tuesday, May 20
Exhibit Booth 532
10:00 a.m. The New â€œImages in the History of
Noon NIH Manuscript Submission System
12:30 p.m. NLM Gateway Redesign
1:00 p.m. PubMed Review
1:30 p.m. LinkOut Update
2:00 p.m. Health Services Research & Public
Health: Whatâ€™s Happening?
2:30 p.m. PubMed Central Update
Chicago History: The Origins of Streeterville
The history of Streeterville dates back to the late 1800â€™s with the arrival of George Wellington â€œCapâ€ Streeter and his second wife Maria to Chicago. They originally planned on going to Honduras to become gunrunners and decided to first try out their boat, Reutan, in Lake Michigan. In 1886, a strong storm landed them in a sandbar, which was located approximately 450 feet east of Michigan Avenue. Captain Streeter chose to live on his boat and claimed the sandbar and the surrounding area as his.
After the great Chicago Fire of 1871, the city was rapidly growing and developers were looking for a place to dump their construction waste. Although Streeter did not have the authority to do so, he charged developers to use the sandbar and surrounding area as a waste area. The area quickly filled up with debris and Streeter started renting out the land, leading to the establishment of a shantytown. However, the wealthy landowners around â€œStreetervilleâ€ were worried that the shantytown would lower the property value of the area and fought to get rid of it.
In 1889 police officers attempted to evict Streeter and his wife, Maria, but were unsuccessful and were driven away by rifles. During the same time, the wealthy landowners of the area instigated several court cases against Streeter. In 1893, the millionaire Kellogg Fairbank who owned the land that Streeter was occupying, filed a suit against him and Streeter was legally obligated to move off of the land. However, he decided to stay and continued selling plots of land. While the property owners realized that they could profit from building a road connecting downtown with the North Side, soon to be called Lake Shore Drive, entrepreneur Potter Palmer purchased some of this land and began developing it. After Palmerâ€™s death in 1902, Streeter who claimed that some of this land belonged to him, decided to raise an army and set up a blockade as a means of maintaining â€œhisâ€ land, which was swiftly put to an end by the police. This was Streeterâ€™s last major attempt to fight for his district.
Excerpted from the Streeterville Chamber of Commerce Web site, www.streetervillechamber.org.