Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: women’s suffrage movement

  • Mary Putnam Jacobi, advocate for women in society and medicine

    Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906) was born in London to American parents. She spent her childhood and adolescence in New York, where she studied pharmacy before receiving her medical degree in Philadelphia in 1861. In 1866, after briefly working in Boston with Marie Zakrzewska,1 she went to Paris to further her medical training. Back in New…