The content on this website is based primarily on the article,"Her Father Called Her Doctor," by Gillian Wolf. 

The complete A. Louise Klehm Collection can be found in the Illinois Digital Archives.


Abram, Ruth, ed. Send Us a Lady Physician: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920. New York, Norton & Company, 1985.

Bullough, Vern L. and Bonnie Bullough. The Emergence of Modern Nursing. 2nd ed. London, MacMillan, 1969.

Dodge, Bertha S. The Story of Nursing: The Heritage and Promise of  Great Profession in America. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1965.

Donahue, M. Patricia. Nursing: The Finest Art. Princeton, C. V. Mosby Company, 1985.

Guthrie, Douglas. A History of Medicine. London, Lippincott, 1946.

Melosh, Barbara. "Every Woman is a Nurse: Work and Gender in the Emergence of Nursing," in Abram, Ruth. "Send Us a Lady Physician:" Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920. New York, W.W. Norton, 1985

Walsh, Mary Roth. Doctors Wanted: No Women Need Apply: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1977.

Newspapers and Periodicals

"Boom Gives Illinois Bell the Busy Signal." The News, July 3, 1963, p.19.

"Dr. Klehm Dies at the Age of 70." The News, February 28, 1941, p. 13

"Honor Our Woman County Doctor." The News, February 3, 1955, "3.30 Special," p. 83

Johnson, Francis Benjamin, ed. "Foremost Women Photographers." Ladies Home Journal, January 1902, n.p.

"Dr. Rachelle Yarros: Physican, Scientist, Humanitarian," The Medical Woman's Journal, Vol. 38. no.1, Jan. 1931.

"Skokie Was a Film Capital." The News, July 3, 1963, p. 19.

Online Sources Dr. A. Louise Klehm: Skokie's First Lady of Family Practice, by Gillian Wolf Skokie 1888 - 1988 A Centennial History Presented by the Skokie Public Library and the Skokie Historical Society. from: Beaudette p. 158 Skokie History. William Edward Quine. Yarros, Rachelle Slobodinsky (1869-1946) The Black Hand

Family Correspondence and History

Correspondence of George C. Klehm and Klehm Family Tree. Collections of the Skokie Historical Society, Skokie, Illinois.

Credit: This Omeka online exhibit was created by Meredith Payne