“Harriet, Hirrel, Jessie -- and a Few Surprises: The Earliest Women at Washington University School of Medicine”

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Bernard Becker Medical Library,King Center, 7th floor

47th Historia Medica lecture

Candace O'Connor
Speaker:  Candace O’Connor

A free lecture supported by the Becker Library and the Center for History of Medicine

For years, women were scarce and often unwelcome among the students, residents, and faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine.  But there were some pioneers who broke ground for the many women physicians of today.  Who were these early women?  What were their triumphs and failures?  This lecture will introduce them in name, picture and story.

Candace O’Connor is a St. Louis freelance writer who has written for magazines and newspapers locally and nationally.  She has also authored eight books, including histories of the Washington University School of Medicine departments of surgery, radiology, and neurology.  O’Connor was also the author of “Beginning a Great Work, Washington University in St. Louis.”  Currently, she is working on histories of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and of Homer G. Phillips Hospital.  

No registration required. All are welcome to attend.

Academic Women's Network at Washington University School of Medicine

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