Changing the Face of Medicine

Celebrating America’s Women Physicians

September 1-30, 2006
6th Floor Williston Library
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mount Holyoke College Library Information and Technology Services (LITS) will host the exhibit "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians" in September of 2006. The interactive, multimedia traveling exhibition honors the lives and achievements of American women in medicine since they first gained admission to American medical schools 150 years ago. Mount Holyoke's history of educating women in the sciences, consistency in producing pioneers in the fields of health care, medicine, and all sciences, and proximity to a wealth of resources makes this a particularly valuable opportunity. Changing the face of medicine postcard.

Also on display are smaller exhibits featuring original documents, photographs and objects from Archives and Special Collections: "Everlastingly Sticking at It: Mary Phylinda Dole, A Country Doctor, Helps Change the Face of Medicine" Mary Phylinda Dole and "Frankly, How Did She Do It? Virginia Apgar (1909-1974)"

Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord

September 14, 2006 Opening Talk and Reception Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, Associate Dean of Student and Multicultural Affairs at Dartmouth Medical School, author of The Scalpel and the Silver Bear (1999) . Biography.
6 pm Dwight 101 Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord flyer

Dr. Joan Reede

September 21, 2006, Talk and Reception Dr. Joan Reede, MD, MPH, MS, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. Biography. 6 pm Dwight 101Joan Reede flyer

September 28, 2006, Alumnae Panel and Reception "Mount Holyoke Women Changing the Face of Medicine." Dr. Gloria Johnson-Powell '58, M.D.; Ruth L. Fischbach '62, Ph.D., M.P.E.; Elizabeth Onyemelukwe Garner '89, M.D., M.P.H.; and Emily Weber LeBrun '96, M.D. 7 pm Hooker Auditorium, Reception: Stimson Room 8:30 pm This event is sponsored by the Alumnae Association and the Mellon Foundation. Alumnae Panel & Reception flyer

“Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” was developed by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The American Medical Women’s Association provided additional support.