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Cole, Rebecca (Dr. Rebecca J. Cole)

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Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1922 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Doctors, Physicians

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1846 - Born on the 16th of March, in Philadelphia.

1863 - She attended the Institute for Colored Youth, graduating. Her medical thesis at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania was titled The Eye and Its Appendages.

1867 - She became the second African-American woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.

       - Graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Ann Preston, the first woman dean of the school, and went to work at Elizabeth Blackwell's New York Infirmary for Women and Children to gain clinical experience.

1899 - In January, she was appointed superintendent of a home run by the Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children in Washington, D.C.

1922 - On the 14th of August, after nearly half a century as a working physician, Cole died.

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