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Gretchen Worden

Gretchen Worden, medical museum director.

Background

  • Worden, Gretchen was born on September 26, 1947 in Shanghai, China. Came to the United States, 1948. Daughter of Warren Lester and Mildred Elise (Boericke) Worden.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Urbana College, 1967. Bachelor, Temple University, 1970.

    Career

    • Assistant to curator Mutter Museum, College Physicians of Philadelphia, 1975-1980, acting curator, 1980-1982, curator, 1982-1988, director, 1988—2004. Board advisor CADUCEUS, Museum Quarterly for the Health Sciences, Springfield, Illinois, 1989-2004. Institutional consultant International Society Physician Historians, New York City, 1983-2004.

      Advisor Edward Hand Medical Heritage Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1989-2004. Board directors Walt Whitman Association, Camden, New Jersey, National Museum Civil War Medicine.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Swedenborgian

    Membership

    Co-chairman Eastern State Penitentiary Task Force, Philadelphia, 1988-1990, chairman, 1990-2004. Member American Association Museums, Museum Council Philadelphia and Delaware Valley (president 1989-1991, board directors 1991-2004), Medical Museum Association, European Association Museums of History of Medical Science (executive council 1988-2004), West Philadelphia Shakespeare Club II (president 1983-1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, architecture, collecting cow creamers.

    Connections

    • father: Warren Lester Worden
    • mother: Mildred Elise (Boericke) Worden
    Gretchen Worden
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    Born September 26, 1947
    Died August 2, 2004
    (aged 56)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    Han
    • 1967
      Urbana College
    • 1970
      Temple University
    • 1975 - 1980
      Assistant, s of Philadelphia
    • 1975 - 1980
      College Physician, s of Philadelphia
    • 1980 - 1982
      Assistant, s of Philadelphia
    • 1980 - 1982
      College Physician, s of Philadelphia
    • 1982 - 1988
      Assistant, s of Philadelphia
    • 1982 - 1988
      College Physician, s of Philadelphia
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