Elizabeth Reifsnyder performing surgery

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Title

Elizabeth Reifsnyder performing surgery

Subject

Etchings (prints)
Reifsnyder, M. Elizabeth, 1858-1922
Ovariotomy

Description

An 1881 graduate of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Dr. M. Elizabeth Reifsnyder (1858-1922) worked in Shanghai, China, as both physician and missionary and founded the Margaret Williamson Hospital there in 1885. Of this print, the donor stated, "She recently performed a successful ovariotomy there which caused quite a stir. This is a native illustration of the operation. You will observe with admiration the dress & pose of the operator."

Abstract

Etching of Dr. M. Elizabeth Reifsnyder who worked in Shanghai, China

Creator

Unknown

Date

1885, circa

Is Part Of

Papers of James Read Chadwick, 1830-1909 (inclusive). B MS c5.2 (Keen)

Format

image

Extent

1 etching

Language

Chinese

Type

image

Identifier

DigID0003808

Provenance

Gift of Dr. William Williams Keen to the Boston Medical Library, 1885

Files

0003808_ref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Elizabeth Reifsnyder performing surgery,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed November 17, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12640.

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