Scope and Content
Title: Pfefferkorn Study of the Los Angeles County General Hospital.,
Date (inclusive): 1940
Collection number: 21
Creator: Pfefferkorn, Blanche, 1884-1961
Extent: 135 p. ; 28 cm.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: A double-spaced typed report of 135 pages titled: "Pfefferkorn Study. [Los Angeles County General Hospital]". National League
of Nursing Education, New York. Blanche Pfefferkorn, at the time Director, Department of Studies, National League of Nursing
Education, conducted a study of the nursing service provided in the Los Angeles County Hospital and the Los Angeles Osteopathic
Hospital; and, since student nurses from the County General Hospital School of Nursing were receiving clinical training in
the institution, the School of Nursing is included in the report's recommendations.
Physical location: UCLA Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences Cage
Language of Material: Collection materials inEnglish
Collection is open for research
Cite as: [Identification of item], Pfefferkorn study of the Los Angeles County General Hospital (Manuscript Collection no.
21), History & Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los
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[Identification of item], Pfefferkorn Study of the Los Angeles County General Hospital., 21, Louise M. Darling Biomedical
Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.
The report was a gift from Miss Theresa Ryan, R.N., to the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.
Blanche Pfefferkorn (1884-1961) received her nursing diploma from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses' Training School in 1911,
and a BS degree from Columbia University in 1916. In 1928 she earned an MA in educational research from Columbia Teachers
Pfefferkorn served as director of studies for the National League of Nursing Education for 17 years. As a pioneer in professional
nursing research, she published a number of books and journal articles that had wide influence in the development of standards
in nursing education and nursing service. She also contributed much time and effort to both local and national professional
Scope and Content
The report's Table-of-Contents lists these sections: Preliminary Statement. I. Introduction. II. The Los Angeles County Hospital.
III. The Los Angeles Osteopathic Hospital. IV. The organization of nursing in the Los Angeles County General Hospital. V.
General summary and recommendations. Appendix. List of Tables.
The Preliminary Statement and the Appendix are missing from this copy of the report, as are almost all of the Tables. After
the first 25 pages, the page numbers indicated in the Table-of-Contents no longer match the copy's pagination.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
National League of Nursing Education (U.S.). Dept. of Studies
Pfefferkorn, Blanche, 1884-1961
Economics, Nursing -- Los Angeles
Education, Nursing -- Los Angeles
Los Angeles County General Hospital
Los Angeles General Hospital. School of Nursing.