Winter Quarter DRMA Lecture
Tuesday, February 18 at 11:30am to 1:00pm
Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 115 2350 N Kenmore Ave
Author of the book: Daughters Of Charity: Women, Religious Mission, And Hospital Care In Los Angeles, 1856-1927, Kristine Ashton Gunnell, Ph.D. will be giving a lecture on the Daughters of Charity in Los Angeles.
The Title of her lecture is: Negotiating Hospital Realities: Daughters of Charity in 19th-century Los Angeles.
The first women to incorporate a business in Los Angeles, the Daughters of Charity played a pivotal role in shaping the quality of health services for the county's indigent sick. As hospitals transformed from social welfare institutions to medically oriented businesses in the late nineteenth century, these Roman Catholic sisters developed innovative business strategies to retain their historic leadership position in the city's hospital industry without relinquishing their religious commitment to care for the poor. Her book provides new insights into women's entrepreneurial activities and social advocacy work in the West, while documenting the rich heritage of a religious community and its impact on nursing history.
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