Lamar Soutter Library

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

Changing the Face of Medicine Exhibit
An exhibit on women in medicine will travel across Massachusetts in 2006, hosted by libraries in Boston, Worcester, and Holyoke. "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians" tells the extraordinary story of how American women who wanted to practice medicine have struggled over the past two centuries to gain access to medical education and to work in the specialty they chose.

"Changing the Face of Medicine" describes women's successful quest to become doctors and introduces audiences to outstanding physicians from across the United States. Women physicians are now found in every branch of medicine. They are researchers on the cutting edge of new medical discoveries, educators, surgeons, family practitioners, specialists, and government medical officials.

Interactive kiosks traveling with the exhibition provide educational activities, information about medical careers, and biographies of outstanding women physicians. Audiences may also add names of their own favorite women physicians to the web site.

The National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md., and the American Library Association, Chicago, Ill., organized the traveling exhibition with support from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health, and the American Medical Women's Association.

Massachusetts host libraries, locations, and dates:

  UMass Medical School American Library Association American Medical Women's Association National Library of Medicine Office of Research on Women's Health