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July 25, 1925

Life and Letters of Mary Putnam Jacobi.

JAMA. 1925;85(4):292. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670040056028

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Mary Putnam Jacobi, M.D. A Pathfinder in Medicine. With Selections from Her Writings and a Complete Bibliography. Edited by the Women's Medical Association of New York City. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 521, with 1 illustration. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1925.

Mary Putnam's girlhood was spent in the midst of a family famous in American letters and statesmanship. It was her early ambition not only to study medicine but also to obtain the best medical education her time afforded. This striving led her to France, where she sought and gained entrance to one clinic after another, and finally even to the Ecole de médecine. On her return to America to teach and to practice medicine, she was welcomed into the Medical Society of the County of New York by Dr. Abraham Jacobi, whom she later married. The later years of the life of this pioneer woman physician are of

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