Collections: Guide to the Women in Medicine Collections


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Accessions are listed by number, this page lists materials acquired by the Archive in 141-160.

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PEARCE, Louise, M.D., PAPERS, [1947 - 1957]   1.5 ln. ft.
Degrees, citations, and awards received by Pearce.

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STURGIS, Katharine Boucot, M.D., PAPERS, [1921 - 1985]   5 ln. ft.
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Copy of Sturgis' unpublished autobiography, "The Kath With Nine Lives," describing her personal and professional activities to 1979. General correspondence, [1925-(1941-1981)], concerning her work with tuberculosis and cancer, and in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Additional correspondence, [1946-1963], with Catharine Macfarlane, M.D., discussing Woman's Medical College and social matters; letters, [1963-1974], from WMC Board member Elizabeth Fleisher; and correspondence, 1969, with Sadamu Ishikawa, M.D., excerpts of which were published in "Doctors as People," a feature of the Archives of Enviromental Medicine. Speeches, papers, and notes for lectures, dealing with tuberculosis, emphysema, and cancer. Recollections of Catharine Macfarlane, M.D., presented by Sturgis at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1978; and biography of Louise C. Gloeckner, M.D., 1979. Handwritten handbook of diseases and treatments compiled by Sturgis during her internship. Miscellaneous school reports, [1921-1923], from William Penn High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and from the University of Pennsylvania. Visitors register, 1958-1967, from the Department of Preventive Medicine at MCP. Program, list of attendees, citations honoring Sturgis as a part of Philadelphia's Century IV Celebration, (1982). Miscellaneous awards and citations.

MORANI, Alma Dea, M.D., PAPERS, [1952 - 1980]   50 ln. ft.
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Correspondence, notes, and other materials, some of which reflect Morani's professional activities as a plastic surgeon on the staff of MCP, including papers, [1959-1962], concerning the use of Chymar therapy as an anti-inflammatory agent; correspondence, notes, and other materials, 1970, relating to Morani's presentation of the Honorary Degree of Science from MCP to Dr. Fe Del Mundo; and materials, 1974, for teaching a CPR training course; scattered minutes, committee reports, correspondence, and notes of the Alumnae/i Association, [1955-1980], concerning selection of a new College president in 1957 and 1980. Copy of article, with related correspondence, drafts, and notes, 1979-1980, questionnaires and mailing lists, 1963 and 1978, and galleys for "Women Plastic Surgeons: An international survey" written by Morani and published in November 1980 by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Miscellaneous reports and correspondence, 1956-1958, from Morani's work as the American Medical Women's Association North Atlantic Regional Director. Papers, [1957-1961], reflecting Morani's efforts to establish a Pennsylvania branch of the American Physicians Art Association, including proposed constitution, by-laws, correspondence, questionnaire surveying interest in organizing such a group, and rules for exhibitors. Materials, [1958-(1966-1970)], from Morani's work with the American Women's Hospital Service, of which she became the second president in 1967, and including scattered Board of Directors minutes and reports, and field reports from AWH clinics and services throughout the world; correspondence with AWHS members, with a letter, 1958, from Esther Pohl Lovejoy about AWHS activities, and others, including a public relations agency. Eulogy for Lovejoy, 1967, by Morani; copies of draft and speech by Margaret S. Tenbrinck, M.D., "To Commemorate the Half Century Celebration of the American Women's Hospitals Service," delivered to the Pan-American Medical Women's Alliance, 1967. The bulk of the collection consists of materials, [1956-1980], relating to Morani's work with the Medical Women's International Association, of which she was president, 1972-1974, and includes scattered minutes; correspondence with Janet K. Aitken, Hertha Dix, Leone Hellstedt, M.D., Martha Kyrle, M.D., and Ada Chree Reid, M.D., as well as letters concerning the publication of Hellstedt's Women Physicians of the World, and copies of the autobiographies used; materials for MWIA fundraising; papers delivered at meetings; programs and articles. Records, [1952-1954], reflecting Morani's association with the Bristol (Pennsylvania) General Hospital (BGH), and including an agreement, 1952, between Morani, Bertha Harmon, M.D., and Roger Harmon, to organize and incorporate; news release describing the corporation's purchase of Harriman Hospital, and change of its name to the Bristol General Hospital; license to own and operate BGH; list of BGH staff, Morani as president and medical director; lists of operations performed and charges; profit and loss statements; and Morani's receipts for BGH purchases.

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AMERICAN WOMEN'S HOSPITALS, RECORDS, [1917 - 1982]   25 ln. ft.
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The American Women's Hospitals (AWH) developed from the War Service Committee of the Medical Women's National Association (later AMWA) 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, AHW became an independent agency and remained such until 1982 when it re-merged with AMWA. The records of AWH include a history, ca. 1935; scattered reports and correspondence and related financial information, 1917-1921, of the War Service Committee; and biographical information about several AWH physicians. Minutebooks, 1917-1975, reflect the activities of the AWH in Albania, Asia, Bolivia, China, France, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, India, Japan, the Near and Far East, Russia, Serbia, and the rural United States. Scattered material from AWH headquarters includes correspondence, speeches, memorials, and related materials, [1917-1970], of Esther Pohl Lovejoy, M.D., president of AWH, 1919-1967. Project files, 1918-1982, which comprise the bulk of the collection, include medical and financial reports; correspondence of the AWH project directors, primarily with AWH headquarters, but also with the American Committee for a Devastated France, the American Red Cross, and the Serbian Child Welfare Association; case histories; scattered personnel information; and memorial and testimonials for AWH physicians and staff. Included in the project files are AWH Reserve Corps correspondence and reports, 1944-1949, reflecting the activities of this private auxiliary of AWH with non-physician support services during WWII; and correspondence and reports of the American Red Cross, [1930-1945], discussing special joint projects. Financial records include annual and semi-annual audits, [1918-1970], and ledger books, [1960-1979].


VAN HOOSEN, Bertha, M.D., PAPERS, [(1917 - 1961) - 1971]   2.5 ln. ft.
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General correspondence, [1917-1940], reflecting Van Hoosen's work in obstetrics and gynecology, including birth control, and also her interest in women in medicine. A large part of the correspondence concerns Van Hoosen's interests in the National Medical Women's Association, later the American Medical Women's Women's Association, later the American Medical Women's Association, with letters from missionaries in China and India. Materials, [(1940-1961)-1971], reveal Van Hoosen's efforts to create, at Woman's Medical College, a Medical Women's Library on the history of women in medicine, and contain correspondence with physicians and with librarians around the world compiling bibliographies on the subject, notebooks listing some of the books presented to the Library, and related materials. Card index of women physicians and some medical institutions mentioned in Medical Woman's Journal, 1941-1948.


Miscellaneous reports, correspondence, speeches of College Deans N.R. Mosely, M.D., [1850-1856], Margaret D. Craighill, M.D., [1941-1943], and Bernard Sigel, M.D., [1970-1974].


MCGOVERN, Constance M., Ph.D., MANUSCRIPT, 1980   1 ms. (39 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Doctors or Ladies? Women Physicians in Psychiatric Institutions 1872-1900" by McGovern. Published in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 55, pp. 88-107.

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ARMENY, Susan, MANUSCRIPT, 1980   1 ms. (22 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "The Response of Organized Nurses and Women Physicians to World War I" by Armeny. Paper presented at the Conference on Women in the Health Professions, Boston College, 15 November 1980.


TOMES, Nancy, MANUSCRIPT, 1981   1 ms. (22 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "A Collision of Nursing's Two Worlds: Volunteer and Professional Nursing in World War I" by Tomes. Presented at the Conference on Women in the Health Professions, Boston College, 15 November 1981.


RADBILL, Samuel X., M.D., MANUSCRIPT, 1976   1 ms. (17 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Children's Hospitals" by Radbill. Presented at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 22 September 1976.

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Paucker, Kurt, PAPERS, audio tape  
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Reprints, cv, memorial service audio and transcript


HOUGH, Mary P. Hallowell, M.D., PAPERS, [1877 - 1924]   6 in.
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Scattered letters, [1879-1887], to Hough, from her parents and from Hiram Corson, M.D. Clinical record book of M.P.H. Hough and her husband, Charles B. Hough, M.D., both general practitioners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. Reprint of pamphlet entitled Early History of Ambler, 1682-1888, by M.P.H. Hough, 1936.


MOYER, Ruthann C., MANUSCRIPT, 1981   1 ms. (30 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "The Lectures at the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania 1850-1875. A Career-Typology of the Philadelphia Non-Physician Women in Attendance" by Moyer. Written in fulfillment of a History 229 course requirement at LaSalle College, Spring 1981.


Taber, Elsie, NON-TEXTUAL, 1980  (1) 1/4" reel-to-reel tape
Audio interview with Dr. Elsie Taber, Medical University of South Carolina, conducted by Dr. Estelle Brodman. Dr. Taber was born in 1915 in Columbia, SC, received her Ph. D in Endocrinology from the University of Chicago, 1947 and became a Professor of Anatomy at the Medical University of South Carolina in the 1980s.

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PEITZMAN, Steven J., M.D., MANUSCRIPT, 1981   1 ms. (6 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "The Society's First Woman Member: Mary Willits, M.D." by Peitzman. Published in Philadelphia Medicine, January 1982. Manuscript discusses Willits' membership in the Philadelphia County Medical Society.


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SADLER, Cynthia L., MANUSCRIPT, 1980   1 ms. (60 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Putting Practice Into Theory: Clinical Advantages and Hospital Appointments at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1850-1917" by Sadler. Written in fulfillment of a course requirement for HHS 544, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 1979.


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3 framed photographs of individuals associated with the microbiology department. Photos have been unframed.


WILSON, Sophire, W., MANUSCRIPT, 1977   1 ms. (30 pp.)
Photocopy of typed manuscript entitled "Women in the Medical Profession in South Carolina" by Wilson. Presented at South Carolina's First International Women's Year Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, June 10-11, 1977.

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