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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

Dispensary, unidentified nurse at desk, circa 1915

Identifier: Series I
Scope and Contents note From the Series:

The majority of photographs in this series are of the interior of the Main Building. The series also includes a photograph of the former home on the current site of the Main Building. Folders marked with the prefix "OV" are separated from letter-sized folders and are located at the bottom of the box.

Dates: circa 1915

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

Lida Poynter collection on Dr. Mary E. Walker

Identifier: WM-026
Abstract The Lida Poynter collection on Dr. Mary E. Walker consists of Poynter’s unpublished manuscript and research notes on the life of Dr. Mary E. Walker. Mary E. Walker (1832-1919) was a physician who served as a surgeon during the Civil War. She was awarded the Medal of Honor for her service and remains the only woman to have received the Medal. Throughout her life, she wrote, lectured and taught on medicine, dress reform, suffrage, and women’s rights, in general. In addition to Poynter's...
Dates: circa 1850-1946

West Philadelphia Hospital for Women records

Identifier: WM-001
Abstract Founded by Dr. Elizabeth Comly-Howell in 1889, the West Philadelphia Hospital for Women was established in order to provide a place in West Philadelphia where women could be treated by women. In 1929, the hospital merged with the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia. At the time of the merger, it was arranged that all maternity cases would be sent to the West Philadelphia Hospital, and surgical cases would be kept at the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia...
Dates: 1899 - 1932