Women Doctors in Cincinnati and Their Connection to Walnut Hills

Women’s path into medicine in the 19th and early 20th centuries has often been blocked by male-dominated institutions. Nevertheless, many women persevered, becoming leaders in the profession. Several had connections to Cincinnati and Walnut Hills — by birth, by education, and by residence.

In a series of articles, Geoff Sutton has documented how several women came to practice in Cincinnati, setting up institutions open to women (as doctors and as patients) and mentoring other women entering the profession.

On Dr. Elmira Howard, see:

For additional information about the network and institutional framework for women doctors in Cincinnati: