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Women physicians

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

American Medical Women's Association records

Identifier: WM-037
Overview American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) was founded on November 18, 1915, by a dedicated group of women physicians at the Chicago Women’s Club. Originally called Medical Women’s National Association (MWNA) until 1937, AMWA has advocated for women in the medical professions and the equal treatment of women in medicine since its inception. AMWA continues to serve the United States and the international community in medical service needs and acts as an important lobbying force for...
Dates: 1847 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1917-1978

American Women's Hospitals Service photographs

Identifier: WM-144-a
Overview The American Women's Hospitals (AWH) developed from the War Service Committee of the Medical Women's National Association (later called the American Medical Women's Association) in 1917, to provide, register and finance American women physicians for war work; to offer medical and emergency relief to refugees; and, later, to provide international public health service. In 1959, AWH became an independent agency and remained such until 1982 when it re-merged with the American Medical Women's...
Dates: 1917 - 1982

Anne Taylor Kirschmann papers

Identifier: 2000-015
Scope and Contents

1 bound dissertation - "A Vital Force: Women Physicians and Patients in American Homeopathy"

Dates: 1999

Black Women Physicians Project

Identifier: WM-178
Overview The Black Women Physicians Project records contains documentation of the lives and careers of Black women in medicine, compiled by Margaret Jerrido, who served as an Archivist at the Medical College of Philadelphia. Started in the 1980s by Jerrido, BWPP is an artificial collection (a collection with materials from disparate sources intentionally arranged for research use) and includes not only Biographical Reference Files, but also oral histories, planning materials that supported BWPP, and...
Dates: 1807 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1992

Northwestern University Woman's Medical School records/Chicago Woman's Medical College

Identifier: WM-029
Abstract The Woman’s Hospital Medical College of Chicago was founded in 1870 by Mary H. Thompson (1829-1895) and Dr. William Heath Byford (1817-1890) in order to provide equal education opportunities for female medical students in the Chicago area. In 1879, the name of the medical school was changed to the Woman’s Medical College of Chicago; and in 1892, it was taken over by the Northwestern University and renamed the Northwestern University Woman’s Medical School. Over the next ten years, financial...
Dates: 1870-1924, 1947

Doris Bartuska papers

Identifier: WM-300
Overview Born and raised in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, Dr. Doris Bartuska graduated from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1954, where she also served her internship and residency. An endocrinologist, she joined the faculty in 1958, was an Associate Dean for Curriculum, President of the Medical Staff, and a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Alumni Association. Dr. Bartuska was Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism as well as the Endocrine...
Dates: 1948-2010; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2005

Anny Elston papers

Identifier: WM-1994-X-010

Anny Elston (1895-1975), a German born and trained pediatrician, immigrated to the United States in 1941 due to the "Racial Laws" in Nazi Germany. After obtaining her New York State Medical License in 1942, she began practicing medicine in New York City until retiring in 1972. The Anny Elston papers include information regarding Dr. Elston's medical credentials and continuing education, her medical practice in New York City, and patient records.

Dates: 1918 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1972

Florence Haseltine papers

Identifier: WM-212
Overview Dr. Florence Haseltine, MD, PhD is a biophysicist, licensed obstetrician-gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, writer, inventor, and advocate for women's health. The Florence Haseltine papers chronicle the career and personal life of Dr. Florence Haseltine and the Haseltine family. The records in this collection date from approximately 1802 to 2016, although the bulk of the records are from 1962 to 2014. This collection includes papers from Florence’s family, her work as a college...
Dates: approximately 1802-2016; Majority of material found within 1962 - 2004

Gene-Ann Polk papers and Susan Smith McKinney Steward Medical Society records

Identifier: ACC-2006.010
Overview Gene-Ann Polk was a physician, hospital administrator, professor of pediatrics at Columbia University, and president of the Susan Smith McKinney Steward Medical Society. She was involved with various organizations for Black women physicians in and around New York. The materials in this collection are related to Dr. Polk's education, her private practice, and her years at Harlem Hospital. The collection also includes materials Polk collected related to Black women physicians, and the records...
Dates: 1946 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Hahnemann University African American collection

Identifier: HU-061
Overview The collection includes biographical materials, visuals, publications, and exhibit components on the history of African Americans, with particular reference to health care. The material was collected primarily for inclusion in displays and exhibits for Hahnemann and the surrounding community. . Biographical and historical information on Black physicians, some of whom are Hahnemann graduates, and health related institutions, gathered primarily from published sources for exhibition purposes....
Dates: 1900 - 1992