Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Final event: lecture tonight

The Portland installation of the NLM traveling exhibit Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians is drawing to a close. The exhibit will remain on display in the Collins Gallery of the Multnomah County Library Central Branch through August 1, but tonight is the final programming event. The lecture is free and open to the public, so please join us for:

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D.: Changing the Face of Medicine in Oregon and Across the World
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
U.S. Bank Room, Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave.

Learn about Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D., an 1894 graduate from the University of Oregon Medical School and a key figure in progressive era Oregon public health and suffrage campaigns. Kimberly Jensen, professor of history at Western Oregon University and author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War, traces Lovejoy’s accomplishments from her medical service in the First World War to directing and expanding the American Women’s Hospitals, an international medical relief service for civilians and refugees. As organizer and first president of the Medical Women’s International Association, Lovejoy developed an international vision for cooperation among medical women which continued throughout her life.

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