Papers, 1811-1988 (bulk 1890-1957).


Mendenhall, Dorothy Reed, 1874-1964. Papers, 1811-1988 (bulk 1890-1957).

Papers, 1811-1988 (bulk 1890-1957).

The papers include personal and professional correspondence, research material, published and unpublished writings, lecture notes, photographs, genealogical material, and memorabilia. They 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. Of particular interest is a manuscript autobiography (1886-1953) which details her training and experience as an early woman student and intern at Johns Hopkins Medical School, a physician, wife and mother. Professional material documents her research on Hodgkin's disease; her work with the Children's Bureau, writings, lecture notes, and teaching materials. Family materials include diaries and correspondence with her son, Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (president of Smith College). Correspondence with associates and patients includes discussions of baby care, child nutrition, maternity and pre-natal care. Other correspondents include Julia Lathrop, Grace Abbott, Katherine Lenroot, M. Carey Thomas, Margaret Long, William MacCallum, Dr. William Henry Welch, and Edmund Wilson.

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