Oral history interview with Janet McArthur (video and transcript)

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Title

Oral history interview with Janet McArthur (video and transcript)

Subject

McArthur, Janet
Physiology, Experimental
Feminism and science
Amenorrhea--case studies.
Reproductive health--Research--United States

Abstract

Oral history interview with Janet McArthur, M.D. McArthur was known for encouraging women to enter the fields of medicine and athletics, and began her career in 1943 as one of the first female residents admitted to the Massachusetts General Hospital. She became the first female full professor at Harvard Medical School from Massachusetts General Hospital in 1972 when she was appointed Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Among the first American scientists to obtain public funding for research in reproductive physiology, Dr. McArthur was both a practicing physician and a research scientist. One of her major research interests was centered around defining the endocrinological bases for the menstrual patterns of female athletes.

Creator

Joint Committee on the Status of Women

Date Created

1982

Is Part Of

Joint Committee on the Status of Women Records

Format

video

Extent

1 videorecording (150 MB) and transcript (10 pages)

Medium

Videotape

Language

English

Type

moving image

Identifier

https://vimeo.com/51462475

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Interviewer

Denterlein, Geri

Interviewee

McArthur, Janet

Original Format

Videotape

Duration

00:18:59

Files

McArthur_Janet_1982_transcript.pdf

Citation

Joint Committee on the Status of Women, “Oral history interview with Janet McArthur (video and transcript),” OnView, accessed March 5, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/5984.

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  1. McArthur_Janet_1982_transcript.pdf