Title: Roles and Images: Mary V. Clymer, Art History Icon and Nineteenth Century Nurse
Description: Mary V. Clymer, the nurse featured in Thomas Eakins' "The Agnew Clinic" was an 1889 graduate of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her clinical diaries and class notes have been used by art historians to support theories on both Eakins' intended message within the painting and 19th century attitudes towards surgery and the female body. These theories, as well as a brief biography of Clymer will be included in this discussion.
Place: Room 2019, 2U
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Bates Center Seminar Series features scholarly papers and presentations on the history of nursing and health care and welcomes all interested individuals.
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
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