Louise Pearce (1885-1959)

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Physician and pathologist Louise Pearce (1885-1959) was known for her work on sleeping sickness. She trained at Stanford University (A.B., 1907) and Johns Hopkins University (M.D., 1912). After working for many years at the Rockefeller Institute, she became president of Women's Medical College in Philadelphia, 1946-1951. Pearce received honorary doctorates from Wilson College (1947), Beaver College (1948), Bucknell University (1950), Skidmore (1950), and Women's Medical College in Philadelphia (1952).


  • Pearce, Louise 1885-1959
  • Stanford University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Rockefeller Institute
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Wilson College (Chambersburg, Pa.)
  • Beaver College
  • Skidmore College
  • Bucknell University

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-1422

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  • Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Epidemiology
  • Women scientists
  • Diseases
  • Epidemic encephalitis


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