Samuel Gregory

April 19th

  • Americanpioneer in the medical education of women who founded the Boston Female Medical School (Nov 1848).
  • Firstmedical school in the world exclusively for women, because he disapproved of “male midwives.” Opened with 12 students, its early curriculum focused on midwifery.
  • In 1850, renamed the New England Female Medical College, expanded to include a full medical curriculum, and the college began to grant medical degrees to women.

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