April 9, 2018

The Kate Hurd-Mead Lecture


Speaker: Julie Fairman, RN, PhD, FAAN, Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans; Chair, Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department; Director Emeritas, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing; and Co-Director, RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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About Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead:

An 1888 graduate of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, KATE CAMPBELL HURD-MEAD was a successful physician, leader and organizer of medical women, medical writer, lecturer and supporter of the work of women doctors everywhere. Following her internship in Boston, studies at Johns Hopkins University and in Europe, she served as medical director at the Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore, where she also helped establish a dispensary for working women. She entered private practice in Middletown, Connecticut and attended at the town’s hospital. But it was her determination to tell the whole story of women’s place in medicine, resulting in the incomparable History of Women in Medicine from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Nineteenth-Century (1938) that became her legacy.

Dr. Hurd-Mead completed the manuscript of Volume 2, updating the pioneers of the entire eastern hemisphere from Australia to Ireland and a third volume, covering the western hemisphere was underway at her death.

This event is co-sponsored by The Section on Medical History of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Legacy Center of Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM)


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