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Name:    Leavell, Nancy
Description:    Dr. Nancy Leavell was the first woman doctor with a professional degree in medicine to arrive in St. Louis. She became physician-in-charge at the St. Louis Infirmary in 1880. Another physician had arranged for her to have an internship at his clinic and also helped her establish a private practice. Leavell was also a member of the St. Louis Woman Suffrage Association.

In Her Place: A Guide to St. Louis Women's History



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