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Glance at the Past - First Woman Doctor

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The 1870s favored the growing population of women doctors. Frances Armstrong Rutherford was among the first in Grand Rapids.
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This episode of Glance at the Past shares the history of Grand Rapids first women doctors. Frances Armstrong Rutherford was the first to achieve "regular" medical training. She was also the first in Grand Rapids and in the United States to be elected as City Physician.

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