In Her Own Right

Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia Records

Date created 1861-01-01 – 1964-01-01
Creators Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia
Abstract Board of Managers meeting minutes are interesting largely to the extent that they show women running a business. In addition to appointing officers, forming committees, electing members, and reading reports, they sought incorporation, looked for a building, dealt with maintenance and facility issues, and administered budgets. Beyond this, many of the richest aspects of the meeting minutes—bylaws about whom to admit and at what rate, statements on the need for a woman's hospital, and breakdowns of patients seen and treatments administered—are included in annual reports. In addition to detailed discussions of these subjects, annual reports will be of great interest to historians of women's education and employment. Researchers will be able to see how training of, and expectations for, women doctors and nurses evolved. Of particular interest are the regularly included rules for nurses, which lay out requirements for age, intelligence, character, behavior, and duties, and applications for the nurse training school, which include personal questions about marital status, children, health issues, height and weight, race, and religious denomination.
Size 8.5 lf
Geographical location 21st Street and North College Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Contributing institution Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center
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