Chester, PA — Widener University will host a state historical marker dedication commemorating Dr. Anna Elizabeth Broomall (1847 – 1931) on Tuesday, March 26 from 12 – 1 p.m.

Broomall was a female pioneer in science and medicine who opened the nation’s first out-patient maternity clinic in South Philadelphia. As an obstetrician, teacher and surgeon, her contributions to improve patient care standards and equality in health care changed the medical profession. After retiring in 1903, she moved to Chester, to a house that once stood on Widener’s campus, and played an instrumental role in the renovation of the 1724 Courthouse in Chester and volunteered as librarian and curator at the Delaware County Historical Society.

Widener presents this dedication in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Delaware County Institute of Science, the Delaware County Historical Society, and the City of Chester.