Baker, Sara Josephine

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Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicians


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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