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Bertha Van Hoosen, 1884, MD1888, HMA1912

Bertha Van Hoosen
Bertha Van Hoosen papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

A woman doctor! Medical societies didn’t want her. Her parents wouldn’t finance her studies. Hospitals blackballed her. Yet Van Hoosen, among the first women to graduate from U-M’s Medical School, developed new methods of prenatal care and served as the first president of the American Medical Women’s Association.

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