Los Angeles Nursing History. The history of Nurses in Los Angeles had never been told before. Now in a single volume learn how five nurses traveled to Los Angeles in 1856 and created one of the largest groups of nurses in the United States.
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Over 400 photographs—many never before published—of forgotten events and little-known histories of Los Angeles nurses, schools, and events from 1856 to 2013. Although this book is about nurses it is not written for nurses only. The book details the development of a professional group whose actions often affected the citizens and the history of the Los Angeles basin and the United States.

The first Los Angeles schools and graduate nurse pins
WWI and WWII nurses including the POWs
The Aerial Nurse Corps of America
The original eight Boeing Air Transport nurse-stewardesses
Railway Nurses
The Phillips 66 Highway Hostesses
Original lamp Florence Nightingale carried in the Crimea War
Nightingale’s jeweled Royal Badges
Nurses Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Public Health Nurses, and much more.

The cover image is an Ansel Adams photograph of Aiko Hamaguchi. She was born in Long Beach, studied pre-nursing at Los Angeles City College and her nurse’s training at Los Angeles General Hospital. In 1943 she was evacuated and interned in Manzanar Relocation Center with other Japanese-Americans citizens and resident Japanese aliens.