American Women's Hospitals Service photographs: Individual portraits of nurses, chauffeurs and other personnel, 1918-1928

Date created 1917 - 1928
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 AWH medical personnel and lay workers, including nurses, administrative staff, and chauffeurs. Many of the photographs show AWH personnel in the various fields of operation, such as France, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, and Albania. The photographs are mostly portraits, while others are photographs of staff working.

Subjects Women physicians | Public health | War work | Women in war | Women in disaster relief
Language English
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Local identifier lca:132028 | local: a144p_b13f04
Contributing institution Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center