Accession Number:

AD1067802

Title:

Mary Edwards Walker: The Only Woman Awarded the Medal of Honor

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

National Museum of Health and Medicine, J-9 DHA Silver Spring United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Dr. Mary E. Walker 1832-1919 is the first woman to be appointed as the U.S. Army assistant surgeon, and the only woman to have received the Medal of Honor, the nations highest award for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE