Charles Dillard

Charles Dillard

Dr. Dillard grew up in Walnut Hills in the 1940’s-50’s, attending Frederick Douglass School and Walnut Hills High School. He followed his father into medicine and returned to Walnut Hills in the late 1960’s to set up his practice. Dr. Dillard was in the Air Force and continued in the Reserves for 24 years, retiring[…]

Dr. Lucy Oxley

Dr. Lucy Oxley, the first African American woman to earn an MD from the University of Cincinnati medical school (1935), ran her practice in Walnut Hills. She helped to found what became the Academy of Family Physicians in 1947-48 and served on the Ohio State Board of Medical Examiners beginning in 1980, and was named[…]

Children’s Hospital founders

In 1883, three Episcopalian women determined to open a new hospital in Cincinnati to care for sick children. The idea originated with a Mrs. Robert Dayton, herself left nameless in standard histories of the hospital. Mrs. Dayton approached the Episcopal bishop with her idea; he suggested that she might approach other women in the diocese’s[…]

Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell, a Walnut Hills contemporary of Caroline and Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the first woman to earn an MD in the United States, and her sister Emily was the third. Both went on to practice medicine. The Blackwell family emigrated from England when the girls were children. In 1838 their father relocated from New[…]