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Military and MWIA

Calling All International Active Duty Military and Veteran Women Physicians!

There will be a special commemoration of women physicians in the military from countries around the world at the MWIA Centennial Gala on Saturday, July 27, 2019. We want to specially honor this group of women physicians who are serving or have served not only their patients but also their country in a uniformed service. We hope that at least 1 representative from each country will come in uniform to the MWIA Centennial Gala. Please register at and RSVP here.

This programming also has special significance to the founding of MWIA which occurred at a special dinner celebrating the return of U.S. women physicians from war work abroad.

Please read an excerpt from a report by Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy on the founding of MWIA.

“The first definite move toward the formation of the Medical Women’s International Association was made at a dinner given at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, on October 21, 1919, by the governing board of the American Women’s Hospitals – a committee of the Medical Women’s National Association.

This dinner was given in honor of a group of young women physicians and surgeons who had just returned from France where they had been serving, during and subsequent to the War, at the American Women’s Hospital No I, at Luzancy on the Marne, and as a courtesy to the distinguished medical women from foreign countries attending the International Conference of Women Physicians held under the auspices of the Social Morality Committee of the War Work Council of the Young Women’s Christian Association.”

Learn more about the work of American women physicians in WWI in a film produced by the American Medical Women’s Association here.

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