NY: GP Putnam's Sons, 1925. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 521. Bound in blue cloth with paper label. Some staining to the end paper, title page partially cut along the hinge. Frontis portrait, a very good copy. Item #59768
Letters, sketches, articles, a short biography of the important woman doctor with a listing of her magazine appearances and her books. Author and physician, Ms. Jacobi studied medicine in both NY and Paris, returning to NY in 1871 and quickly becoming the leading female doctor in the US. Until her death in 1906, she played a leading role in the organized medical life in New York, establishing clinics, teaching and maintaining an important practice. She was the first woman graduated from the New York College of Pharmacy, in 1862. She was the first woman graduated from the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia, in 1864 and the first woman admitted to the Faculte de Medecine de Paris. In 1871, she established a medical practice in New York City, becoming the second woman member of the Medical Society of the County of New York. In 1872 she organized the Association for the Advancement of the Medical Education of Women and served as its president from 1874 to 1903.