Dorothy Reed Mendenhall Papers 1811 - 1988 1890-1957


Dorothy Reed Mendenhall Papers MS 101., 1811 - 1988, 1890-1957

Dorothy Reed Mendenhall Papers 1811 - 1988 1890-1957

Public health specialist, physician and instructor. The papers focus on the life of a woman who made pioneering contributions to the fields of pathology, public health, maternal infant health, pediatrics, and nutrition, as well as early 20th century women's medical education. Mendenhall's Smith College years and her time at Johns Hopkins Medical School are well represented. Material includes research, writings, diaries and correspondence with her son, Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (president of Smith College). Other correspondents include patients and associates, such as Julia Lathrop, Grace Abbott, Katherine Lenroot, M. Carey Thomas, Margaret Long, William MacCallum, Dr. William Henry Welch, and Edmund Wilson.

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