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medical historian

Patricia Spain Ward, American medical historian. Achievements include research on impact of Flexner Report in Illinois, on the history of women in pharmacy, on alternative cancer treatments, and on the first medical antitrust case. Maurice Richardson fellow, 1976-1979; grantee National Institute of Mental Health, 1958-1961, The National Library Medicine, 1974-1977, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1992-1995.

Background

Ward, Patricia Spain was born on November 28, 1931 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Marceda Liguori and Nola Ardel (Lensch) Spain.

Education

Bachelor, University Colorado, 1954. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1990.

Career

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1979;centennial historian College Medicine, University of Illinois, 1979-1982;historian Health Sciences Center, University of Illinois, 1983-1988;board directors campus forum, University of Illinois, 1984-1991;campus historian, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1988-1992;adjunct faculty medical humanities, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1990. Adjunct faculty medical humanities program, department medical education College Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1992. Contractor Office Technology Assessment, United States Congress, Washignton, 1987-1988.

Reviewer National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, since 1985. Consultant Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Care Hall of Fame, Chicago, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on impact of Flexner Report in Illinois, on the history of women in pharmacy, on alternative cancer treatments, and on the first medical antitrust case.

Works

Membership

Member American Association for History of Medicine (councillor), University Village Association.

Connections

Married Robert Foster Ward, August 18, 1956 (divorced 1973). 1 child, Lydia Spain Ward-Chene.

father:
Marceda Liguori Spain

mother:
Nola Ardel (Lensch) Spain

spouse:
Robert Foster Ward

child:
Lydia Spain Ward-Chene Ward