Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead
b. 1867, Danville, Quebec, Canada; d. 1941, Haddam, Connecticut

Feminist gynecologist Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead championed the special interests of women as patients and promoted female physicians as the best equipped to handle all aspects of maternal and child health. Hurd-Mead was the consulting gynecologist at the Middlesex County Hospital in Connecticut from 1907 until her retirement in 1925. After conducting extensive research throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa, she published A History of Women in Medicine: From the Earliest of Times to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century in 1938. This was the first comprehensive historical and international treatment of women in the medical profession.

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