A small, handwritten booklet from the class of 1896, by Laura Heath Hills, containing anecdotes about her classmates.
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Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania did not publish official yearbooks until the mid-20th century, although student newsletters and magazines were published. Laura Heath Hills and the rest of the Class of 1896 did not have a newsletter or magazine, so as Class Historian, Dr. Hills composed a book of memories about each of her classmates.
The souvenir book acts as an early version of a yearbook. It gives the reader an idea of how the students viewed their education at Woman’s Medical College.
Creator: Hills, Laura Heath
Item Number: a126_007
Physical Collection: Papers of Laura Heath Hills, M.D., 1892-1949, ACC-126
Finding Aid: http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/detail.html?id=PACSCL_DUCOM_WMSC057xml
Link to OPAC Record: http://records.library.drexel.edu/record=b1430258~S9
Cite this source: Title of document, date. A Female Medical Student’s Life: I’ve finished the eye and I’m up on my ear. Doctor or Doctress?: Explore American history through the eyes of women physicians. The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives & Special Collections. Philadelphia, PA. Date of access. http://lcdc.library.drexel.edu/islandora/object/islandora:1865
Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania--Students
Women medical students--Social life and customs