Susan Parry volumes

 

Susan Parry volumes (Collection 3695), 1849-circa 1890, 0.3 linear feet

Susan Parry (circa 1833-circa 1895) of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, taught school in Lumberville, Pennsylvania in 1849. In 1858, she graduated from the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in the world established to train women and offer them the M.D., which was founded in 1850. She practiced medicine in Bucks County until her death in the 1890s. This collection contains two volumes. One is a notebook, entitled “S. Parry’s Book of Recipes” and started in 1873, in which she described diseases, prescription recipes, treatment procedures, and a few homeopathic remedies.  The other is a scrapbook of clippings mostly of poetry and printed illustrations.

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