Caroline August Chandler
Caroline Augusta Chandler (1906-1979) was a descendant of the Chandler[disambiguation needed] family and was a notable doctor, author and a pioneer in the medical field for many women. Her efforts to recruit more young women in the field of science included writing books for young girls about the profession. The character in some of her books mirrored Chandler’s own life with the exception that she never got married in real life. Her career ended with her resignation to the Maryland State Health Department because her proposals were being completely blocked or indefinitely delayed.
She attended Mt Aloysius Academy in Cresson, Pennsylvania and from there went to Barnard College, then Yale Medical School where she won awards in medical research and pediatrics. Her graduation at Yale in 1933 was accompanied by varied music at the ceremony because the unions refused to play. She later continued research at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
During World War II, Dr. Chandler left the laboratory to carry out a special project for the Children’s Bureau in Washington, D.C. and was commissioned Surgeon in the United States Public Health Service. After the war, Dr. Chandler returned to Johns Hopkins as a full-time Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, but as her interests in community groups and agencies grew, she had to limit her work to part-time. After serving three years as medical director of the Family and Children’s Society, she accepted an assignment with the Maryland State Department of Health as a director of a combined program of mental health and child health. In 1961, Chandler joined the staff at the National Institute of Mental Health as chief of Demonstrations Section of the Communities Services Branch. She headed the Child Mental Health Section of the Community Research and Services Branch of the NIMH. During all of these assignments, she remained an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Instructor of Mental Hygiene at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Kay Winthrop, Intern 1947
Susie Stuart, M.D., : a Story of a Young Doctor 1941
Susie Stuart, Home Front Doctor 1943
Famous Men of Medicine 1950
Famous Modern Men of Medicine 1965
Nursing as a Career 1970
Early Child Care: The New Perspectives 1968
- Evening Sun. article on card. Enoch Pratt Free Library. February 4, 1961.
- Chandler, Caroline A., Reginald S. Lourie and Anne DeHuff Peters. Early Child Care: The New Perspectives. Edited by Laura J. Dittman. New York: Atherton Press, Inc., 1968.
- Chandler, Caroline A., Reginald S. Lourie and Anne DeHuff Peters. Early Child Care: The New Perspectives. Edited by Laura J. Dittman. New York: Atherton Press, Inc., 1968
- "Caroline A Chandler Books" http://www.alibris.com/search/books/author/Chandler,%20Caroline%20A (date accessed November 20, 2008)