Women Physicians

This collection consists of many formats documenting the history of women physicians beginning with the first medical school for women, Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP). Founded in 1850, WMCP trained thousands of women physicians who practiced in all parts of the world, and provided rare opportunities for women to teach, practice, perform research and manage a medical school. WMCP was also a long time refuge for women students and faculty who faced quotas and discrimination elsewhere.

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T. E. L. to H. E. Myers
T. E. L. to H. E. Myers
A letter from Thomas E. Longshore to Hannah E. Myers (Longshore) before they were married. Thomas discusses teaching, his family, and weather in Attleboro, PA. There is also mention of the Pennsylvania Hall fire and the abolitionist movement. Thomas E. Longshore was a Quaker, school teacher, writer,...
T. E. Longshore to you all
T. E. Longshore to you all
A letter from Thomas E. Longshore to his family. Longshore mentions "the female college" (Female Medical College of Pennsylvania) receiving its charter and his brother (Joseph S. Longshore) is to be elected professor of midwifery and diseases of women and children. Thomas E. Longshore was a Quaker, ...
J. S. Longshore to brother Tommy
J. S. Longshore to brother Tommy
A letter from Joseph S. Longshore to his brother, Thomas E. Longshore, while Joseph was studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Joseph expresses the difficulties and mixed emotions that comes with being a candidate for a medical degree while living in the city. Joseph Sk...
Course of Lectures to Ladies on Medical Subjects by Hannah E. Longshore, M.D.
Course of Lectures to Ladies on Medical Subjects by Hannah E. Longshore, M.D.
A circular for a course of lectures on medical subjects for women, including sex, anatomy, obstetrics, diseases of women, and hygiene, taught by Hannah E. Longshore. The objective of the course was to enlighten women of their own bodies. It appears this course was not affiliated with any institution...
Fall announcement of the Penn Medical College of Philadelphia. Female session.
Fall announcement of the Penn Medical College of Philadelphia. Female session.
A fall announcement of the female session of the Penn Medical College of Philadelphia, containing the College administration, faculty, and their roles; curriculum and regulations; and information regarding expenses. Penn Medical College of Philadelphia, later renamed Penn Medical University, was fou...
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