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Baker, Sara Josephine

Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1945 AD

1873 – Sara Baker was born in Poughkeepsie, New York.

1899 – Enrolled and graduated in Women’s Medical College.

1901 – Passed the civil service exam and qualified to be a medical inspector at the Department of Health.

1907 – Received a significant promotion and was appointed assistant to the Commissioner for Public Health of NYC.

1908 – Becomes the Director of the Division of Child Hygiene (later a Bureau).

1916-1930 – Worked on child hygiene at New York University – Bellevue Hospital Medical School.

1917 – Baker was the first woman to receive a doctorate in public health.

1923 – She retired from her post.

1945 – Baker died in New York City.