Constructing the Modern Physician: Architecture, Science, Race and Gender in Early Twentieth-Century Medical Centers
In the decades just before and after 1900, medical schools and their teaching hospitals were rebuilt throughout the United States. Dr. Carroll argues that these new, large structures celebrated the shifts underway in medical science, physicians’ training and physicians’ professional identity. To this end, educators and architects worked hard to include the local community in the construction process and to create attractive and inviting structures.
At the same time, however, a close study of these facilities reveals the limits of educators’ and philanthropists’ visions. The school buildings encouraged hierarchies between physicians based on race and gender.
Dr. Carroll will incorporate examples from the history of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in her lecture.
Architecture | Medical Education
Carroll, Katherine, "Constructing the Modern Physician: Architecture, Science, Race and Gender in Early Twentieth-Century Medical Centers" (2023). Lectures and Presentations: Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library. 6.