The Foundation

 

In November of 1915, the 50th anniversary of the Mary Thompson Hospital in Chicago brought together a number of medical women and their supporters. From these, a group of women met to “hasten the day when it can be truthfully said, “There is no sex in medicine.’” The result of this meeting was the founding of the Medical Women’s National Association, later known as the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).

Martha Welpton and Sadie Bay Adair were two doctors in attendance at the first meeting who assumed positions within the fledgling organization.

Typed minutes of the founding meeting of AMWA, 1915. Page 1.

Typed minutes of the founding meeting of AMWA, 1915. Page 2.

Typed minutes of the founding meeting of AMWA, 1915. Page 3.

Interim report of the committee drafting the constitution. Meeting attendees are written on the cover of the booklet.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association published in 1916.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association, Page 2.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association, Page 3.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association, Page 4.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association, Page 5.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association, Page 6.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association, Page 7.

First Constitution for the Medical Women's National Association, Page 8.

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