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WGBH Forum Network; Lucy Ellen Sewall and the MA Infant Asylum

06/07/2007

Lucy Ellen Sewall and the MA Infant Asylum Martha N. Gardner, professor, history, MA College of Pharmacy Dubbed as the first 'girl of fortune and family' to gain her medical degree, Lucy Ellen Sewall was among a cohort of women who strove for excellence and recognition in Boston's medical and reform community in the late nineteenth century. Using the example of her charitable work caring for patients at the Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Gardner explores Sewall's medical and social attitudes, as well as the complicated position that women held in the field.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Lucy Ellen Sewall and the MA Infant Asylum
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3567

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LUCY ELLEN SEWALL AND THE MA INFANT ASYLUM MARTHA N. GARDNER, PROFESSOR, HISTORY, MA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

DUBBED AS THE FIRST 'GIRL OF FORTUNE AND FAMILY' TO GAIN HER MEDICAL DEGREE, LUCY ELLEN SEWALL WAS AMONG A COHORT OF WOMEN WHO STROVE FOR EXCELLENCE AND RECOGNITION IN BOSTON'S MEDICAL AND REFORM COMMUNITY IN THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY. USING THE EXAMPLE OF HER CHARITABLE WORK CARING FOR PATIENTS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INFANT ASYLUM, GARDNER EXPLORES SEWALL'S MEDICAL AND SOCIAL ATTITUDES, AS WELL AS THE COMPLICATED POSITION THAT WOMEN HELD IN THE FIELD.

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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; Lucy Ellen Sewall and the MA Infant Asylum,” 06/07/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 27, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C34D9C542C34F1A85C52CC6A4C39ED9.
MLA: “WGBH Forum Network; Lucy Ellen Sewall and the MA Infant Asylum.” 06/07/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 27, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C34D9C542C34F1A85C52CC6A4C39ED9>.
APA: WGBH Forum Network; Lucy Ellen Sewall and the MA Infant Asylum. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C34D9C542C34F1A85C52CC6A4C39ED9
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