Ref NoMS 381189
Former ReferenceD4
TitleMaterial relating to Ludhiana Medical College
Date(s) of Creation1899-1994
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent2 boxes
Name of CreatorChristian Medical College; Ludhiana
Administrative & Biographical HistoryThe Women's Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, was founded in 1894 by Dr Edith Brown (1864-1956), a graduate of the London School of Medicine for Women. It had been decided at the 1893 Conference of Women Medical Missionaries that a medical school for women, attached to a women's hospital, was needed in India, and the Ludhiana Zenana Hospital accordingly offered to provide clinical facilities. The North India School of Medicine for Christian Women opened in the following year, with four staff and four students. In 1911, the School changed its name to the Women's Christian Medical College. In 1915, the Lahore Medical College closed its women's department, and the female students transferred to Ludhiana. To reflect this change, the college added the statement "with which is incorporated the Punjab Medical School for Women" to its title. The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, celebrated its centenary in 1994.
Held at:SOAS University of London
Custodial HistoryThe collection was presented to the Royal Free Archive Centre by Professor Ruth Bowden, a great-niece of Dr Edith Brown. Upon the closure of the Archive Centre, material was transferred to SOAS Library.
DescriptionA collection of papers made by Dame Edith Brown, relating to the Ludhiana Medical College, comprising annual reports, pamphlets, photographs and ephemera. Also includes images of Mary Scharlieb and photographs and papers relating to the Kitchener Memorial Hospital, Cairo.
Access StatusOpen
Conditions Governing ReproductionFor permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
Publication NoteSee 'Miss Brown's hospital: the story of the Ludhiana Medical College and Dame Edith Brown, its founder', by Francesca French (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1954), ref: CWML C.18/24
Access Points - Person, Corporate & Family Names
Name CodePerson, Corporate or Family NameType of Entity
GB/SOASNAF/C528Christian Medical College; LudhianaCorporate
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
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