Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. Anna E. Broomall
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
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 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); Eddystone: A True Factory Town (approx. ¾ mile away); Eddystone Rifle Plant (approx. ¾ mile away); First Friends Meeting (approx. 0.8 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chester Fire Department (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 (Submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.