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Document Details


Title: Bertha Foler
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Collection: Women's History: Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Early Twentieth Century)
Description: Bertha Foler began practicing medicine in Los Angeles after she graduated from medical school at the University of California, Berkeley. Starting with her experiences in medical school, then during her internship, and later, during her practice, she experienced gender discrimination. In fact, she led a one woman battle against the AMA, which excluded women from membership when she first began practicing. During the 1930s, she worked in birth control clinics in Los Angeles, after which she built up her own practice, which she ran from an office in her home.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Foler, Bertha, 1896-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Doctor
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: American Medical Association, Chicago, IL; University of California, Berkeley, CA
Locations discussed: Berkeley, CA; California; Los Angeles, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Medical Association, Chicago, IL; Berkeley, CA; Birth control clinics; California; Los Angeles, CA; Medicine--Practice; North America; Oral history; Sex discrimination against women; United States; University of California, Berkeley, CA; Women physicians
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035354-112