American Women's Hospitals Service photographs: Individual portraits of Doctors, 1918, circa 1920, undated

Date created 1918 - 1920
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 are mainly portraits and various shots of women physicians serving in AWH from 1919 into the 1920s. Most of the photographs are official portraits. These American women physicians were stationed all over Europe and Asia, mostly in the near east (uncommon term in modern lanuage but refers to the part of Asia west of India and overlaping with the Middle East).

Subjects Women physicians | Fund raising | Public health | War work | Women in war
Language English
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Local identifier lca:131938 | local: a144p_b13f02
Contributing institution Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center