In conjunction with Women’s History Month and the Geneva Historical Society’s current exhibit, Medicine in Geneva, Anne Dealy will lecture on “A Higher Sphere: Women Physicians and American Medicine,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at the Prouty-Chew Museum on South Main Street.
Her talk will survey the experiences of women physicians from Elizabeth Blackwell’s attendance at Geneva Medical College through the establishment of scientific medicine in the early 20th century.
Dealy will focus on the social context in the United States that enabled women to enter the medical profession in this period and how women adapted their professional ambitions to society’s expectations of them as women. She will also briefly address the evolution of women’s role in the profession in the 20th century.
The Society’s Director of Education and Public Information, Dealy studied the history of medicine during graduate work at SUNY Binghamton and wrote her master’s thesis on the first woman physician to practice at Rochester General Hospital.
Parking is available on South Main Street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot; for details, call the museum office at (315) 789-5151.