Monday, August 9, 2010

Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians is an online exhibition developed by the National Library of Medicine. The website accompanies a traveling exhibition currently touring public libraries and universities around the United States. The site spans 150 years of history and includes biographies of more than 350 women, and features photographs, video interviews, and short films.

The exhibition explores major themes in the history of women in medicine, from the nineteenth-century campaign to gain access to medical schools to ongoing efforts to reform education and diversify the profession at all levels.

There are resources for educators, activities for schoolchildren, and bibliographies and career resources for scholars and students. Visitors are also invited to share their own stories of women physicians they admire.

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