Mendenhall, Dorothy

Mendenhall, Dorothy (b. Reed)

(1874–1964) physician; born in Columbus, Ohio. A dedicated researcher and physician, she is best known for her early research on Hodgkin's disease and contributions to maternal and child health care while a medical officer at the United States Children's Bureau (1917–36). Her numerous articles greatly influenced the diet of pregnant women and children.
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