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Pic of the Week: Dr. Tomo Inouye

When I was searching the Prints & Photographs catalog for pictures for the post earlier this week, She Works Hard for the Money, I kept finding the most interesting photos such as those related to the National Women’s Trade Union League of America (NWTULA) and the executives of the NWTULA, as well as a group taken at the First International Congress of Working Women held in Washington, D.C. in 1919.  I decided to take the opportunity to highlight one for this week’s Pic of the Week.

Dr. Tomo Inouye at first International Congress of Working Women in session in Washington, D.C. Dr. Inouye studied medicine in the United States and is now a practicing physician in her own country. She was also prominent in the conference of women doctors recently held. (between 1918 and 1920)

The photo featured in this post is of Dr. Tomo Inouye from Japan who was attending the International Congress of Working Women when this photo was taken.  While looking for something more on Dr. Inouye to include in this post, I found an article that appeared on January 3, 1920 from the Sausalito News, which is available online in the California Digital Newspaper Collection.  Dr. Inouye was attending the Y.W.C.A International Conference of Women Physicians where she made note that there were approximately 500 female physicians  and 400 female medical students in Japan.  I think Dr. Inouye would be happy that in 2002, there were 39,145 female physicians in Japan according to the World Health Organization’s Global Atlas of the Health Workforce.

One Comment

  1. Michelle Cadoree Bradley
    March 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    More information on Dr. Tomo Inouye can be found at University of Michigan where she received her medical degree. http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/cosmo/inouye.php

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