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At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in World War I

A short documentary produced by the American Medical Women’s Association and Raw Science Foundation. Directed by Jack Klink.

Watch the Film

Host the Traveling Exhibit.

View the On-line Exhibit.

“The women of the medical profession were not called to the colors, but they decided to go anyway.”  — Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy

Future Screenings — TBA

Host a free screening (15 min) or consider a double feature with The American in Paris: The True Story of the American Hospital of Paris in WWI (60 min), a wonderful film about the U.S. medical teams who served at the American Ambulance Hospital during WWI. AMWA film postcards available. Please let us know when and where the film is screened. Contact wwi@amwa-doc.org.

Premieres

November 6, 2017: U.S. Premiere – Embassy of France, Washington, DC
September 16, 2017: Preview Screening — National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO

Past Screenings

July 26, 2019: Medical Women’s International Association Centenary Congress
April 3, 2019: Military Health System Tri-26service 2019 Female Physician Leadership Course, Washington, DC
March 15, 2019: Rocky Vista University (RVU) Southern Utah Campus in Auditorium 1
March 14, ,2019: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
February 14, 2019: UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program AMWA Branch
January 3 – March 4, 2019: University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
January 2019: Tulane University. Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences
December 10, 2018: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/Learning Resource Center
December 5, 2018:
 Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
December 3, 2018: South Bay AMWA Holiday Party, San Jose, CA
November 11, 2018: Veterans Day Celebration, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lafayette, CA
November 9, 2018: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Snelling Historic Site
November 8, 2018: American Hospital of Paris, France
November 4, 2018: American Church of Paris, France
October 22, 2018: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
September 30, 2018: AMWA Berkeley Pre-Health Symposium
September 15, 2018 AMWA Interim Leadership Meeting at Van Hoosen Farm
September 5, 2018: France Premiere: American Library in Paris
August 29, 2018:  VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Mini-Residency, Washington, DC
August 8, 2018: Women in Medicine 35th Annual Meeting, Napa, CA
June 1, 2018: VetFlicks: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, Los Angeles, CA
March 24, 2018: AMWA 103rd Anniversary Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
March 24, 2018: Army Medical Department Museum Foundation and Society for the History of Navy Medicine Conference, Washington, DC
March 18, 2018: University of Miami AMWA Networking Brunch, Miami, FL
March 14, 2018: OHSU Auditorium, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
March 2, 2018: Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Inaugural Medical Corps Birthday and Physician Wellness Day, San Diego, CA
February 24, 2018: NSU/KPCOM Screening, Alvin Sherman Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 17, 2018: 11th Annual American Medical Student Association Pre-Health Conference, UC Berkeley
January 6, 2018: Raw Science Film Festival – Santa Barbara, CA
November 6, 2017: U.S. Premiere – Embassy of France, Washington, DC
September 16, 2017: Preview Screening — National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO

Women Physicians in WWI Traveling Exhibit

Materials and replicas of photographs from our on-site exhibition are available on loan at no cost.  To host a local exhibition, please click here. The local exhibition consists of 10 books and replicas of 15 photographs.

Support our work!

AMWA’s WWI program, the American Women’s Hospitals Service (AWHS) continues to support medical care around the world. Donate here to support our work.

Donate to support the American Women’s Hospitals Service, AMWA’s unit that went overseas to set up hospitals in France during WWI.

Download a Screening Kit:  Event Flier, Opening SpeechSlide Deck and Slide Deck ScriptStudy Guide and Discussion Questions

Learn more about women physicians in WWI by viewing AMWA’s on-line exhibition.

Film Credits

Executive Producers:  Eliza Lo Chin and Keri Kukral
Producer:  Mollie Marr
Director/Editor:  Jack Klink
Writers/Editors:  Eliza Lo Chin, Mollie Marr, Fatima Fahs, Angie Klink, Connie Newman
Historical Consultant:  Kimberly Jensen
Narrator:  Michelle Kaufer
Additional Voices:  Janet Ivey, Christy Harst, Claudine Ohayon, Sara Nodjoumi, Kirsten Sanford, Jenise Morgan, Kenneth Hughes
Project Coordinators:  Sarah Chin, Nitisha Mehta
Research Assistants:  Emily Chin, Nathan Chin, Rachel Go, Zayn Holt, Christina Mathew, Marni Siegel

Sponsors

American College of Surgeons
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Association of Women Psychiatrists
Eliza and Doug Chin
Claudia Morrissey Conlon
Warachal Eileen Faison
Diana Galindo
Roberta and Gregory Gebhard
Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer
Shahnaz Fatteh
Farzanna Haffizulla
Suzanne Harrison
Sandy Hazanow
Satty Gill Keswani
Joan Lo and Alan Go
Wenso and Grace Lo
Padmini Murthy
Connie Newman
Lillian Gonzalez-Pardo
Karen Poirier-Brode
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber
Taylor Stevens
Laurel Waters and Jeanne Robertson

Friends

Holly Atkinson
Elizabeth Fox

Image Credits

Cook Family Archives
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Fisher Family Archives
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
The Legacy Center Archives & Special Collections, Drexel University College of Medicine
Library of Congress, Bain News Service
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis
National Archives at College Park, MD
National Library of Medicine
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
1696 Heritage
Pond5
The Oregon Journal
Smith College Archives
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Wellcome Collection
YMCA of the USA Archives, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Photo:  Rodger Luo

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