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Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead, 1867-1941: Doctor in Connecticut, Medical Woman of the World
Participants Toby A. APPEL, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History
Project Type Paper / Presentation
Regional Focus Multiple Regions
Location America, North
Year 2007, March 15
Participating Institutions The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Description Invited lecture at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the annual Kate Hurd-Mead Lecture, on the topic of Hurd-Mead's work for the Medical Women's International Association, founded in 1919, and her attempt to write a history of women in medicine covering the world.
Notes Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead (1867-1941) was a Connecticut physician and a strong advocate for the role of women in medicine. She took an important role in organizing the international organization of women physicians, The Medical Women's International Association. As a historian of medicine she wrote A History of Women in Medicine From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century and drafted a second volume with chapters on women in medicine by country in the Eastern Hemisphere, including Europe, the Mideast, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In her extensive travels with her husband, Professor William E. Mead of Wesleyan College, she met women doctors as far away as India, Japan, and China.


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