Skip to main content

Women in medicine

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections of and about women in medicine. Topics include midwives, other nurses and physicians involved in reproductive health, women physicians in the early to mid 20th century, and American nurses working in humanitarian relief during World War I and II.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Caroline Bedell Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00162
Abstract

Caroline Bedell Thomas was a physician, researcher, and professor. Papers include family and professional correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, and photographs. There are also two volumes of privately published World War II letters between Bedell Thomas and her husband, as well as a series of letters between Bedell Thomas and Dorothy Dushkin.

Dates of Materials: 1917 - 1985

Dorothy Reed Mendenhall papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00101
Abstract Public health specialist, physician and instructor. The papers focus on the life of a woman who made pioneering contributions to the fields of pathology, public health, maternal infant health, pediatrics, and nutrition, as well as early 20th century women's medical education. Mendenhall's Smith College years and her time at Johns Hopkins Medical School are well represented. Material includes research, writings, diaries and correspondence with her son, Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (president of...
Dates of Materials: 1805 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1890-1957

Florence Rena Sabin papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00136
Abstract

Physician; Professor; and Public health specialist. Papers consist of notes, awards, citations, photographs, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia and include both professional and personal material. Also correspondence with family and friends, especially colleagues in medicine, research, and education; and a voluminous file of letters with her sister.

Dates of Materials: 1872-1985

Margaret Long papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00095
Abstract

Physician, Travel writer, Historian. Includes correspondence, a 10-year journal (1897-1907), short manuscript sketches and reminiscences. Closely related to the papers of Dorothy Reed Mendenhall and Florence Sabin who were both medical students at Johns Hopkins with Long. Also documents the year of her internship at the New York Women's Infirmary and her first years of epidemiological research in Denver, CO.

Dates of Materials: 1893-1954