In Memoriam: Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, 1935-2012

Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, professor emerita at the University of Connecticut’s School of Nursing, died late last month at her home in Cheshire, Connecticut. She was 77 years old.

Dr. Herrmann was a native of New York City but grew up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. When she was 14 years old, her father was killed in a farming accident. She went on to graduate from the nursing program at Adelphi University and earned a master’s degree at the University of Colorado. She held a second master’s degree and a doctorate from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Professor Herrmann taught at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Colorado. She retired from teaching in 1977.

Dr. Herrmann served as president of the American Association for the History of Nursing. At UConn, she was co-curator of the Josephine Dolan Collection of Nursing History.

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