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American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Dr. Bertha VanHoosen founded the American Medical Women's Association in 1915 to serve as a vehicle for protecting the interests of female physicians, who were far outnumbered by their male colleagues. The association remains the only organization in the country that ...

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