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Medicine Collection, 1826-1972
9 boxes; 8 volumes (4 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 453

Abstract:
Collection is comprised entirely of printed materials such as bibliographies, biographies, pamphlets, and articles pertaining to women in the field of medicine, including physicians, nurses, and medical missionaries. Women's hospital, colleges, and medical societies are also documented.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Jane Arminda Delano, founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Services, n.d.

Jane Arminda Delano, founder of the
American Red Cross Nursing Services, n.d.

The Medicine Collection is comprised entirely of printed materials such as bibliographies, biographies, pamphlets, articles, and books pertaining to women in all fields of medicine. The collection dates from 1826 to 1972. Materials on women physicians, nurses, and medical missionaries include mostly biographical information on individuals such as Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, Edith Cavell, Alice Hamilton, Mary Putnam Jacobi, Florence Nightingale, and Mary Walker. The Physicians section also includes files on countries other than the U.S. Files on women's hospital, colleges, and medical societies include primarily published material related to specific institutions in the U.S. and Great Britain. There two boxes of bulletins from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. There is also general material related to women in the health professions.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Medicine Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern. Recent additions may not be reflected in the finding aid.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Physicians



Bibliographies


Box 1: folder 1
Countries (not U.S.)



General: "Les femmes docteurs en medecine dans tous les pays" by Haryette Fontanges,
1901

Box 1: folder 2
Australia


Box 1: folder 3
Canada


Box 1: folder 4
China


Box 1: folder 5
England



Biographies


Box 1: folder 6-7
Phipson, Edith Pechey


Box 1: folder 8
France


Box 1: folder 9
Germany


Box 1: folder 10
Greenland


Box 1: folder 11
India


Box 1: folder 12
Italy


Box 1: folder 13
Japan


Box 1: folder 14
Latin America


Box 1: folder 15
Netherlands


Box 1: folder 16
Scotland


Box 1: folder 17
Thailand


Box 1: folder 18
United States



General



Miscellaneous


Box 2: folder 19
Articles,
1895-1966

Box 2: folder 20
Clippings


Box 2: folder 21
Pamphlets,
1850-1972, n.d.

Box 2: folder 22
States: women in medicine, Kansas, New York, South


Box 2: folder 23
Biographical materials



General: articles on women doctors


Box 2: folder 24
Baker, Sara Josephine


Box 2: folder 25
Baumgartner, Leona,


Box 2: folder 26
Blackwell, Elizabeth


Box 2: folder 27
Note:
Blackwell, Emily


Box 2: folder 28
Bradley, Frances Sage


Box 2: folder 29
Call, Emma


Box 2: folder 30
DeVoll, Sarah Wood (Howard)


Box 2: folder 31
Hahn, Pearl


Box 2: folder 31a
Hamilton, Alice


Box 2: folder 32
Jacobi, Mary Putnam


Box 2: folder 33
Mosher, Eliza M.


Box 2: folder 34
Pierson, Mary Wright


Box 2: folder 35
Pratt, Elsie Seelye


Box 2: folder 36
Spock, Benjamin


Box 2: folder 36a
Standish, Hilda Crosby


Box 2: folder 36b
Tracy, Martha


Box 2: folder 37
Walker, Mary Edwards


Box 2: folder 38
White, Priscilla


Box 2: folder 38a
Medical missionaries



Miscellaneous


Box 3: folder 39
Biographies



Beals, Rose Fairbanks


Box 3: folder 39a
Berry, Katherine F. : Katie-San by Berry,
1962

Box 3: folder 40
Dyer, Lora Genevieve


Box 3: folder 41
[File missing]


Box 3: folder 42
Nurses and nursing



General



Wide Neighborhoods by Mary Breckinridge


Box 3
Note:
Pamphlets and articles,
1862

Box 4: folder 43
Biographical materials



Cavell, Edith


Box 4: folder 44
Delano, Jane A.


Box 4: folder 45
Dock, Lavinia


Box 4: folder 46
Hancock, Cornelia


Box 4: folder 47
Geller, Anne Dravo vanKirk


Box 4: folder 48
Kells, Maud V.


Box 4: folder 48a
Low, Sarah


Box 4: folder 48b
Maass, Clara


Box 4: folder 49
Nightingale, Florence


Box 4: folder 50
Nutting, Mary Adelaide


Box 4: folder 51
Army nurses


Box 4: folder 52
Black nurses


Box 4: folder 53
Frontier Nursing Service, Inc., Louisville, KY


Box 4: folder 54
Countries (not U.S.)



General: pamphlets and articles


Box 4: folder 55
England: Liverpool Nurses Training School


Box 4: folder 56
Japan


Box 4: folder 57
Health professions



General: pamphlets


Box 5: folder 58
Conferences: reports of proceedings



Women's Leadership and Authority in the Health Professions, UC Santa Cruz,
19-21 Jun 1977

Box 5: folder 59
International Conference on Women in Health, Washington D.C.,
16-18 June 1975

Box 5
Hospitals



American Women's Hospital Service


Box 6: folder 60
L'Hopital Sainte Justine, Montreal


Box 6: folder 61
New York Infirmary


Box 6: folder 62
St. Louis Children's Hospital


Box 6: folder 63
Uplands Sanatorium, Pleasant Hill, Tennessee


Box 6: folder 64
Vincent Memorial Hospital. "The Vincent Show"


Box 6
Women's Institute of New York City,
1872

Box 6: folder 65
Medical Schools and Societies



Medical Schools



General


Box 7: folder 66
United States


Box 7
Miscellaneous: articles


Box 7: folder 67
Johns Hopkins Medical School


Box 7: folder 68
New England Female Medical College/Female Medical Education Society (Boston)


Box 7: folder 69
Note:

[See also New England Hospital Records, SSC]

Women's College of Physicians and Surgeons of the City of New York


Box 7: folder 70
Women's Medical College of Baltimore


Box 7: folder 70a
Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania


Box 7: folder 71
Note:
England: medical schools and organizations


Box 7: folder 72
Medical Societies



American Medical Women's Association


Box 7: folder 73
Massachusetts Medical Society


Box 7: folder 74
Medical Women's International Association.


Box 7: folder 75
Medical Women's National Association


Box 7: folder 76
New England Women's Medical Society


Box 7: folder 77
"Women's physicians and their state medical societies" article by Phoebe Peck


Box 7: folder 78
Philadelphia Medical Society


Box 7: folder 79
Women's Medical Association of New York City


Box 7: folder 80
Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania: Bulletins,
1889-1960

Box 8-9
Books on Shelf



The Annual of Allentown Nurses College, Vol. VII
(1926)


Alsop, Gulielma. History of the Woman's Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1850-1950 Philadelphia,
1950


Blackwell, Elizabeth, M.D. Address on the Medical Education of Women
(1856)


Breckenridge, Mary. Wide Neighborhoods, a story of the Frontier Nursing Service. New York,
1952


Lutzker, Edyth. Women Gain a Place in Medicine. New York,
1969


Thoms, Adah B. Pathfinders: a history of the progress of colored graduate nurses. New York,
1929


Nursing School Today and Tomorrow. Final report of the Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools. New York,
1934


McLaren, Eva Shaw. A History of the Scottish Women's Hospitals. London,
1919


Oversize Materials



Poster: "Send Us a Lady Physician"


Flat File

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Medical education--United States--History--Sources
  • Medicine--History--Sources
  • Medicine--Societies, etc.--History--Sources
  • Missionaries, Medical--History--Sources
  • Nurses--History--Sources
  • Women in medicine--History--Sources
  • Women medical students--History--Sources
  • Women physicians--History--Sources
  • Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania-- History--Sources
  • Women's hospitals--History--Sources


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