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.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 14 photograph folders)
The photographs and halftone reproductions of photographs used to illustrate the History of Women in Medicine, Volme II, are in #33-46. The sequence of folders follows the (geographical) order of the chapters of the book.
The archivist has added a sheet listing the names of the women whose pictures are included. In cases in which the caption on the photograph is illegible, the full name and spelling were taken from lists of names found on the manila envelopes in which the photographs were previously filed. Biographical captions are included with most of the photos; some folders include printed matter with biographical information or news of hospitals and medical schools.
She returned to America in 1890 and became the medical director for the new Bryn Mawr School for Girls. At about this time, she and Dr. Alice Hall founded the Evening Dispensary for Working Women and Girls of Baltimore City. In 1893, Dr. Hurd-Mead married William Edward Mead, Ph.D., professor of early English at Wesleyan University. She moved to Middletown, Connecticut, and became involved in many activities: she was one of the original incorporators of the Middlesex County Hospital and consulting gynecologist there (1907-1925); she helped to organize the Middletown District Nurses Association (1900); and was vice president of the State Medical Society of Connecticut (1913-1914), president of the American Medical Women's Association, and organizer of the Medical Women's International Association (1919).
In 1890, at a meeting of the Johns Hopkins Historical Club, she had become interested in the history of women physicians. After retiring in 1925, she traveled extensively, collecting data for her two published books: Medical Women of America (1933), and A History of Women in Medicine (1938).
Dr. Hurd-Mead died at the age of 73 as she was trying to help her caretaker, who had lost control of a brush fire near her home. Rushing down a hill to help him, she suffered a heart attack. They both died in the catastrophe.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead were given to the Schlesinger Library by her estate in 1952.
By: Sharon Owens
- Hurd-Mead, Kate Campbell, 1867-1941. Papers of Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead, 1939: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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