Dr Samuel Gregory

Dr Samuel Gregory

Birth
Guilford, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death 23 Mar 1872 (aged 58)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 3, Holly Path
Memorial ID 18891300 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Pioneer Physician. An 1840 Yale graduate, he believed it was improper for male physicians to deliver babies, and that such care would be better provided by female doctors. So in 1848 he founded, along with Dr. Israel T. Talbot, the Boston Female Medical College, later renamed the New England Female Medical Collge. It was the first medical college for women in the world, and among its graduates during its short history was Rebecca Lee, class of 1864, the first female African-American physician. A year after Dr. Gregory's death the college was absorbed into the Boston University School of Medicine.

Bio by: Jen Snoots


Inscription


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Dr Samuel Gregory?

Current rating:

22 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 12 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18891300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Samuel Gregory (19 Apr 1813–23 Mar 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18891300, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .