Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940

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Clelia Duel Mosher was a physician and professor of personal hygiene at Stanford University 1893-1896, 1910-1929, and emeritus 1929-1940. She was born in 1863 in Albany, New York and graduated from Wellesley College in 1891. She also received an A.B. degree (1892) in zoology and an A.M. degree (1894) in physiology from Stanford University, and received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1900. She died in Palo Alto, California December 22, 1940.

From the description of Statistical study of the marriages of forty-seven women, 1892? (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007650

From the description of Clelia Duel Mosher papers, 1886-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019621

American physician and educator; Red Cross worker in France, 1917-1919.

From the description of Clelia Duel Mosher papers, 1898-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867088

Biographical Note:

Clelia Duel Mosher, the daughter of Cornelius Duel Mosher, M.D. and Sarah Burritt Mosher, was born on December 16, 1863 in Albany, New York. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1891, and spent the next year studying at both Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin. She then attended Stanford University, receiving an A.B. in zoology in 1893 and a masters in physiology in 1894. She received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1900.

Dr. Mosher returned to Palo Alto to set up practice as a physician. She joined the Stanford faculty as a professor of personal hygiene in 1910, retiring as Professor emeritus in 1929. Interested particularly in women's health, she carried out her research and writing interests both as a physician and faculty member in the Department of Physical Hygiene, the linear ancestor of Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.

Mosher was a fellow in the American Medical Association (1906-1936) and in the American Association for Advancement of Science. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Kappa Alpha Theta. An avid genealogist, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Between 1901 and 1929, Mosher published twenty-one books, including four "War Sketches" which appeared in the Medical Woman's Journal, 1921. She died in Palo Alto in 1940.

From the guide to the Clelia D. Mosher Papers, 1886-1938, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

Biographical Note

  • 1863 December 16: Born, Albany, New York
  • 1893: A.B, zoology, Stanford University
  • 1894: A.M., physiology, Stanford University
  • 1900: M.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • 1910: Assistant Professor, personal hygiene, and Medical Advisor of Women, Stanford University
  • 1917 - 1919 : Medical Investigator, Children's Bureau, and subsequently Assistant/Associate Medical Adviser, Bureau of Refugees, American Red Cross, Paris
  • 1923: Associate Professor, Stanford University
  • 1928: Professor, Stanford University
  • 1929: Professor emeritus, Stanford University
  • 1940: Died, Palo Alto, California

From the guide to the Clelia Duel Mosher papers, 1898-1937, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

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referencedIn Women's athletics at Stanford records, 1971-1995 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University entomological collection, 1891-1929 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940. Clelia Duel Mosher papers, 1898-1937. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940. Clelia Duel Mosher papers, [ca. 1894-1906]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Women's athletics at Stanford papers, 1971-1995. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940. Statistical study of the marriage of forty-seven women [microform] : in Clelia Duel Mosher's Study of the physiology and hygiene of marriage with some consideration of the birth rate begun in 1892 in the Clelia Duel Mosher Papers, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, California, 1892-1912. Oberlin College Library
creatorOf Clelia Duel Mosher papers, 1898-1937 Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn San Francisco earthquake and fire collection, 1906-1979 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn San Francisco earthquake and fire collection, 1906-1979. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Clelia D. Mosher Papers, 1886-1938 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University entomological collection : records, 1891-1929. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn "A Century of Women: Sexuality and Social Justice" [videorecording], 1994 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940. Statistical study of the marriages of forty-seven women, 1892? Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940. Clelia Duel Mosher papers, 1886-1940. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection Bancroft Library
creatorOf Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940. Literary scrapbook, 1887. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith American National Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Coolidge, Mary Roberts, 1860-1945. person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944. person
associatedWith Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Physical Hygiene corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Welch, William H. person
associatedWith Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. person
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France
France.
United States
United States
California
United States
Subject
Physicians
Sex customs
Sex customs
Sex customs
Sex in marriage
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
Women
Women
Women
Women
Women
American literature
Birth control
Childbirth
College graduates
International relief
Marriage
Menstruation
Occupation
Physicians
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Birth 1863-12-16

Death 1940-12-21

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