American Women's Hospitals Service photographs: Individual portraits of Esther Lovejoy, undated

Creator American Women's Hospitals

The American Women's Hospitals (AWH) developed from the War Service Committee of the Medical Women's National Association (later, American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)) in 1917 to provide, register and finance American women physicians for war work; offer medical and emergency relief to refugees; and, later, to provide international public health service. The AWH photographs were frequently used in fundraising and publicity campaigns. This group of photographs depicts Dr. Ester Pohl Lovejoy, and, while undated, appear to range across her career. Dr. Lovejoy was the president of the AWH from 1919 until her death in 1967, and the AWH was greatly expanded under her leadership. Dr. Lovejoy was also the president of the Medical Women's National Association (MWNA) from 1932-1933, and helped found the Medical Women's International Association in 1919.

Subjects Women physicians | Public health | War work | Women in war | Women in disaster relief
Language English
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Local identifier lca:132019 | local: a144p_b13f03
Contributing institution Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center