Missouri Women Health Science Profession pioneers

Missouri Women in the Health Science Professions

This site celebrates the achievements and careers of women in Missouri who made an impact on the health science professions during the 20th century. American societal norms have not always embraced women in professional roles outside the home. Yet these women chose to pursue their interest in health science professions despite the obstacles or possible consequences.

Drawing principally upon the collections of the Becker Medical Library of the Washington University School of Medicine, we look at the accomplishments of these women and the inspiration they provide to future generations. By primarily focusing on women who started their careers in the first half of the 20th century, we can better appreciate their pioneering roles as physicians, scientists, nurses, administrators, social workers, and therapists.


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This Web site is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the state of Missouri.


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Web site last modified: May 14, 2012