Dr. James Chadwick
Today’s featured person in history is Dr. James Chadwick. He was instrumental in supporting the idea that women should be considered as candidates in the nation’s medical schools and as doctors in the field. It is an interesting read.
A leading Boston physician who specialized in women’s health, Dr. James Chadwick helped support the inclusion of women within the then exclusively male medical profession. After earning his MD from Harvard in 1871, Chadwick helped establish the gynecological department of Boston City Hospital in 1874, taught gynecology courses at Harvard Medical School, and eventually became president of the American Gynecological Society. In 1875, he was one of the founders of the Boston Medical Library, a rich collection of medical information for Boston physicians. In 1890, he served as the first president of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association. Click here to read more.