Painting of Carol Nadelson

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Painting of Carol Nadelson


Siegel, Wilma Bulkin (artist)
Women in medicine
Nadelson, Carol C.


Artist Wilma Siegel describes the subject: "Dr Nadelson has had a major impact on the career development and advancement of women physicians and scientists throughout the world, pioneered work in women's health and mental health, dedicated herself to the education and mentoring of students, physicians and the public, and provided inspirational leadership in psychiatry and medicine. She has steered an unusual course in academic medicine, devoting herself to innovative and evolving areas of investigation, clinical understanding and education. She pioneered the establishment of a new field of study: womens mental health. In its 144th year, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), in 1984, elected Dr Nadelson as its first woman president. She subsequently was appointed to a challenging new position, Editor-in-Chief of the fledgling American Psychiatric Press, Inc (APPI), which at the time, consisted of a small number of published books. She was one of the first women to assume leadership of a major academic specialty publishing enterprise as the president and chief executive officer of APPI. Dr. Nadelson has been an acclaimed leader throughout her career, frequently being "the first woman" in a variety of local and national organizations. At HarvardMedicalSchool (HMS), Dr. Nadelson has been an elected member of the Faculty Council, and served as its Vice Chair. She has been a member of the HMS Admissions Committee, chairing one of its subcommittees and sparking a dramatic increase in the numbers of women admitted to HMS in the early 1970s. She was an organizing member of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women. As a full-time professional, mother and grandmother, Dr Nadelson has been a knowledgeable resource for women professionals in balancing careers with family life. "


Portrait of Carol Nadelson by Wilma Bulkin Siegel.


Siegel, Wilma Bulkin

Date Created

2009, circa


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Is Part Of

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine. Oral History Project Records, 2000-2009. H MS c420. Accession #2014-032.




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The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Oral History Records were donated to the Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, President of the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, in 2014.



Siegel, Wilma Bulkin, “Painting of Carol Nadelson,” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024,