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List of African-American women in medicine

African-American women have been practicing medicine informally in the contexts of midwifery and herbalism for centuries, but have only been practicing medicine formally as physicians since 1864, when Rebecca Crumpler became the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree.

1800s

  • Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler was the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree in the United States.
  • Rebecca J. Cole was the second African-American woman to earn a medical degree in the United States.
  • Eliza Ann Grier was the first African-American woman to practice medicine in the state of Georgia.[1]
  • Sophia B. Jones was a Canadian-born American medical doctor, who founded the nursing program at Spelman College. She was the first black woman to graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School and the first black faculty member at Spelman.

1900s

2000s

  • Paula A. Johnson is the first African-American president of Wellesley College, chairwoman of the Boston Public Health Commission, former professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

References

  1. ^ C.,, Atwater, Edward. Women medical doctors in the United States before the Civil War : a biographical dictionary. Rochester, NY. ISBN 9781580465717. OCLC 945359277.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ "Virginia Alexander". Changing the Face of Medicine.
  3. ^ "Dr. Alexa Irene Canady". Changing the Face of Medicine.
  4. ^ a b emery, crystal (2015). against all odds. URU, The Right to Be, Inc.