Women in Medicine Oral Histories

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Women in Medicine Oral Histories


The Women in Medicine Oral Histories are an initiative of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women to document the experiences of women professors in the Harvard medical community, in their own words, and to capture data about the history and development of this community.

The Joint Committee on the Status of Women is a standing committee of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University. The purpose of the committee is to facilitate the development and contribution of women affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In addition to the videos, the collection contains transcripts, faculty profiles, and classroom discussion guides scanned from the original guide book. Includes footage of the work environment, scientists, Ph.D. students, research laboratories, hospitals, and the medical school.

In 1984, the video series "Women in Medicine" was designed for use in social studies and science classes and in career counseling centers. Nine videotaped profiles introduce students to distinguished women in academic medicine. There are study questions for each tape as well as discussion questions which build upon the entire series or a combination of tapes. The Guide also includes a glossary of key terms and a bibliography to aid further research.

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