Taylor, Lucy Hobbs

Dentist (1833 - 1910)

She was the first American woman to receive a degree in dentistry. She practiced in Lawrence, Kansas from 1867 - 1907.

She had wanted to be a doctor and had applied to the Eclectic Medical School in Cincinnati, which was accepting women. By the time she arrived at the school, however, they had changed the rule and were denying admission to women. At that point, she was steered into dentistry.

To read the rest of her story and to see her picture go to the "Prominent Citizens of Lawrence of 1898 page on Lucy Hobbs Taylor site.

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