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.
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