Women in medicine
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope 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 2 Collections and/or Records:
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
Abstract Women's hospital. This hospital was, for more than a century, a teaching hospital for women doctors and a place where women could receive treatment from them. It was the first hospital in Boston to offer obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics all in one facility. Material includes memoranda, written histories, photographs and scrapbooks. Also documented are such topics as a 1915 controversy over abortion, using chloroform as an anesthetic, and African American interns. The collection...
Dates of Materials: 1792 - 1994