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Alice Hamilton, MD

Women’s Medical College
Alice Hamilton, MD

Alice Hamilton graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1893. Afterwards, she interned at the Minneapolis Hospital for Women and Children as well as at the New England Hospital for Women and Children. Dr. Hamilton travel to Munich and Leipzig to study bacteriology and pathology from 1895-1897 before returning to the U.S. to complete her post-graduate work at John Hopkins University Medical School. After her post graduate work, In 1897, Alice Hamilton became a professor of pathology at the Northwestern Women’s Medical School. Overtime, she became interested in occupational health hazards that the working class faced with industrialization. She served on the Occupational Diseases Commission, on the League of Nation’s Health Committee as the only woman. In 1919, she became the first woman appointed to the faculty at Harvard University.

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