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Register of the Ruth A. Parmelee papers, 1865-1974 (bulk 1922-1953)
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Description
Includes diaries, notes, correspondence, reports, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the life and work of Dr. Ruth A. Parmelee. Parmelee was born and brought up in Turkey by her missionary parents. After her education in the United States, she began a long career in establishing reliable medical service in the Near East. Working in Turkey, Greece, and Palestine, Parmelee specialized in obstetrics, training nurses, caring for war orphans, and in refugee relief work.
Background
Ruth A. Parmelee was born in Trebizond (now called Trabzon), Turkey on April 3, 1885. She studied with her missionary parents, Dr. and Mrs. M.P. Parmelee, until the family returned to the United States when she was eleven years old. Parmelee received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1907 and her M.D. from the University of Illinois in 1912. She completed her internship at Philadelphia Women's Hospital.
Extent
7 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (2.9 linear feet)
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For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.