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

Past Screenings

Full list of past screenings here.
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.

Order a free DVD and/or Media Package

DVD only:  S&H $10

DVD + Media Kit (50 film postcards, Red Poppy for event host): S&H $15

DVDs are on back order but you may preview or download the film here.

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

$500 AWHS Champion Gift                                    $50 AWHS Friend

$250 AWHS Legacy Gift                                           $25 AWHS Donor

$100 AWHS Centennial Gift                                    $10 AWHS Supporter

Donations of $100 and up will receive a free DVD.

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


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


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
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