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Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Anna E. Broomall

(1847-1931)

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
1. Dr. Anna E. Broomall Marker
Inscription.  Obstetrician, teacher, and surgeon, she established the first U.S. prenatal care clinic at Woman’s Hospital of Woman’s Medical College of Pa. and promoted nursing there. Her work related to episiotomies and cesarean sections reduced birth mortality. She lived near here.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.583′ N, 75° 21.363′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of East 13th Street (Pennsylvania Route 320) and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east on East 13th Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, across East 13th Street from the southwest corner of the Widener University Art Gallery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1821 East 13th Street, Chester PA 19013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sun Village War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Friends Meeting
Dr. Anna E. Broomall Marker (<i>wide view • Widener University Art Gallery in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
2. Dr. Anna E. Broomall Marker (wide view • Widener University Art Gallery in background)
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chester Fire Department (approx. 0.8 miles away); Swedish Colonists (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
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1. Dr. Anna Elizabeth Broomall. In 1869, Dr. Broomall was part of the first group of women allowed to attend clinical lectures alongside male students and physicians at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Broomall completed the lecture series and an internship at Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania and went to Europe to study obstetrics under several prominent physicians in Vienna and Paris. She was chief resident physician at the Woman's Hospital of the WMCP from 1875 to 1883 and instructor of obstetrics from 1875 to 1879. She became chair of obstetrics in 1879, and served as a professor in the department from 1880 to 1903. (Submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Dedication of an Official State Historical Marker at Widener. Broomall was a female pioneer in science and medicine who opened the nation’s first out-patient maternity clinic in South Philadelphia.
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As an obstetrician, teacher and surgeon, her contributions to improve patient care standards and equality in health care changed the medical profession. After retiring in 1903, she moved to Chester, to a house that once stood on Widener’s campus. (Submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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