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Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation records


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing [Contact Us]Claire Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Floor 2U, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4217

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The Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Project was established in 1963 under the leadership of Mrs. Lydia E. Hall. The project was based upon Mrs. Hall's concepts for a facility which would admit patients from acute hospital units who were no longer in physiological crisis but still required nursing care/medical supervision on a 24-hour basis as well as daily evaluation. Drawing from the various sciences, Hall developed a concept of nursing which she identified as a "process of nurturing", i.e. fostering the growth and development of individuals and thereby achieving wellness.

This small collection of documents relates to the Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. It was acquired from Fay W. Whitney, Ph.D., RN., who was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Nurse Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (1985). The files include the Loeb Center dedication address by Lucille Petry Leone and another by Lydia E. Hall; reports; correspondence; and reprinted articles focusing on the Loeb Center.

Gift of Faye Whitney, 1997.

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers
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This collection is unrestricted.

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Collection Inventory

Dedication address, "A New Dedication to Creative Nursing," Lucille Petry Leone, Chief Nurse, U.S. Public Health Service/ HEW, Washington, D.C., November 29, 1962.
Box 1 Folder 1
Summary of Project Report, March 1963.
Box 1 Folder 2
Address, "Another View of Nursing Care and' Quality," Lydia E. Hall, undated.
Box 1 Folder 3

Preface and Chapters 1-6.
Box 1 Folder 4
Chapters 7-9.
Box 1 Folder 5
Chapters 10-12.
Box 1 Folder 6
Appendix, A-E.
Box 1 Folder 7
Reprints focusing on the Loeb Center, 1963-1982.
Box 1 Folder 8
Annual Report, includes job descriptions, 1980-1984.
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, Fay E. Whitney, Ph.D., R.N., 1985.
Box 1 Folder 10

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