October 6 to November 12, 2010
Falls Center, 3300 Henry Avenue 19129
(former site of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania)
The exhibition tells the extraordinary story of how American women who wanted to practice medicine have struggled over the past two centuries to gain access to medical education and to work in a specialty field.
Opening: October 6, 5:00pm
"A Lady Alone"
Elizabeth Blackwell: First American Woman Physician
A one-woman, one-act play
Reception immediately following
“Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” was developed by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition is based on a larger exhibition that was displayed at the NLM from 2003–2005 and NLM hosts an online counterpart.
The traveling exhibition has been made possible by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The American Medical Women’s Association provided additional support.