Doctor or Doctress?

Explore American history through the eyes of women physicians

Portrait of Virginia Alexander, taken from: Hano, Helene, "Red and Black Star: Under the Quaker Emblem Medical Women Find New Areas of Service," Medical Woman's Journal, 56:2 (July 1949): 34.

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Virginia Alexander graduated from WMCP in 1925. She was the first woman member of the medical staff at the Kansas City General Hospital.

Creator: Medical Woman's Journal

Publisher: Medical Woman's Journal

Language: english

Item Number: chaff_1180-alexander

Physical Collection: Woman's Medical Journal / Medical Woman's Journal, ACC-AHE5

Cite this source: Title of document, date. Early African-American Woman Physicians: She has undertaken a Herculean task. Doctor or Doctress?: Explore American history through the eyes of women physicians. The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives & Special Collections. Philadelphia, PA. Date of access.

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania--Alumni and alumnae

African American women physicians

Alexander, Virginia