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Esther Pohl Lovejoy, M.D.:
A Global Vision for Women in Medicine
and International Medical Relief

History Professor Kimberly Jensen will explore the influential life of Oregon physician Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy on Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the next installment of WOU's Social Science Symposium. The event,"Esther Pohl Lovejoy, M.D.: A Global Vision for Women in Medicine and International Medical Relief," will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room 107 of Hamersly Library.

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy (1869-1967) shaped an influential and consequential life as a public health pioneer, suffrage activist, congressional candidate, and organizer and director of international networks among women physicians to provide global medical relief. The symposium presentation will suggest reasons why her Pacific Northwest experiences led her to develop a vision for “international health” as director of the American Women’s Hospitals, a forerunner of medical relief groups such as Doctors Without Borders.

 

Jan. 26
12:50 p.m. in Room 107 of Hamersly Library

Admission is FREE

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