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A History of Healing: Cambridge Women in Medicine by Cambridge Historical Society

July 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


July 21, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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History Cambridge
159 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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On Tuesday, July 21, join us for a History Café with Dr. Ellen S. More, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine for a discussion of the role of Cambridge women in the medical profession in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This program is a part of our year asking “Who Are Cambridge Women?”

We’ll be asking:

  • How did women blaze a path for themselves in this male-dominated field, and how did their history as caregivers both help and hinder them in this process?
  • How did the Civil War, Reconstruction, and World War I change both the scientific landscape of medicine and the place of women in this rapidly-evolving field?
  • What lessons can we take from the stories of these Cambridge women that can inform our contemporary challenges around gender, professionalization, and work-life balance?

Event Details

  • Tuesday, July 21
  • 6-7 PM via Zoom
  • Free (donations welcome)
  • Registration is required. After registration, you will be emailed information about accessing the program.

Questions? Contact Beth Folsom at bfolsom@cambridgehistory.org