"First Hindu Woman Here Studying Medicine Is a Brilliant Student"



DESCRIPTION
Photograph in a newspaper of Premala Shahane of Maharashtra, student at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, circa 1928-29. The caption indicates that Shahane's first name is 'Pamela', though elsewhere she is identified as 'Premala'. The caption also incorrectly states that Shahane was the first "Hindu Woman" at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Anandibai Joshee attended the college more than 40 years earlier, from 1883-1886.

THEMES
Early Women Students, Medicine

ADDITIONAL METADATA
Date: 1928 to 1929
Subject(s): Premla Shahane
Type: Newspaper Clipping
Language: English
Location: Philadelphia, PA

PROVENANCE
Holding Institution: Legacy Center Archives, Drexel University College of Medicine
Collection: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Collection
Digitizer: Grace Pusey
Item History: 2014-07-16 (created); 2014-08-06 (modified)

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