American Women's Hospitals Service photographs: Albania, undated

Date created 1919
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 patients at the AWH Hospital in Kortcha (most likely an anglicized version of Korçë), Albania. Patients span from young children to older men and women. Several photographs also show nursing staff. As many of the photographs are undated, it is unclear what specific mission brought AWH to Kortcha. Given the approximate time period of 1919, it is possible that the hospital was servicing people displaced/injured by World War I combat or from unrest during the Albanian Independence period (roughly 1912-1915).

Subjects Women physicians | War work | Women in war | Clinics | Refugees | Child welfare | Fund raising | Public health--Europe | War relief | Rural hospitals | Hospital patients | Korçë (Albania) | Albania
Language English
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Local identifier lca:131145 | local: a144p_b01f03
Contributing institution Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center