Mary Jane Ross (1877-1964)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2510]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1953

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-2510

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Summary

In 1953, when this photograph was distributed, the Medical Society of the State of New York had just named Mary Jane Ross (1877-1964), a physician and expert on gastric glands, the state's outstanding General Practitioner of the Year, the first woman to be so honored by the society. Born in Canada, Ross had immigrated to the United States in 1889 and earned an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1907. She was instrumental in establishing New York's Well Baby Stations in 1919, and a clinic to educate mothers on post-natal and infant care, and is credited with helping to reduce the infant mortality rate. She worked in her clinic free of charge until it was taken over by city of Binghamton, N.Y., in 1933 and she became the supervising physician.

Subject

  • Ross, Mary Jane 1877-1964
  • Medical Society of the State of New York (1807- )
  • Johns Hopkins University

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-2510

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1953

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Topic

  • Medicine
  • Infants
  • Children
  • Infants--Care

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2510]

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