Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler
1831 - Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler, born on the 8th of February in Delaware, to Absolum Davis and Matilda Webber. She was the first African American woman to become a physician in the United States.
1852 - She had moved to Charlestown, Massachusetts, where she worked as a nurse for the next eight years.
1860 - She was admitted to the New England Female Medical College.
1864 - When she graduated, she was the first African American woman in the United States to earn an M.D. degree.
1873 - Was able to perform such work without any formal training.
- The only African American woman to graduate from the New England Female Medical College.
1880 - She had moved to Hyde Park, Massachusetts, and was no longer in active practice.
1883 - Authored a book about medicine, publishing A Book of Medical Discourses.
1895 - Died on the 9th of March.
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