Friday, March 02, 2007

Women's History Month at the National Library of Medicine

March is Women's History Month, and the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD is celebrating with this lecture:

"Leona Baumgartner and the New York Department of Public Health: Déja Vu All Over Again."
Julia Frank, MD, George Washington University,
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

A graduate of Yale's School of Medicine, Baumgartner was the first woman commissioner of New York City's Department of Health, from 1954-1962.

Information for visitors to NLM (at the National Institutes of Health) is online here.

The National Library of Medicine also hosts the online "Changing the Face of Medicine" exhibit, which explores "the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine." A searchable directory of female physicians is provided, with profiles for each addressing the women's inspirations, biographical details, Q&A with the living physicians, and photos. A profile of Baumgartner is included in the exhibit.

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