Marshall, Clara (1847–1931)

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Marshall, Clara (1847–1931)

American physician and educator. Born May 8, 1847, in London Grove Township, Chester Co., PA; died Mar 13, 1931, in Bryn Mawr, PA; dau. of Pennock and Mary (Phillips) Marshall (both Quakers); graduate of Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia, 1875; attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1876, the 1st woman admitted there.

Served as demonstrator in materia medica and practical pharmacy (beginning 1875), professor of materia medica and therapeutics (until 1905), and dean (1888–1917) of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; had private practice; was 1st woman staff member of Philadelphia Hospital (1882–95); as the attending physician (from 1886) of the Philadelphia House of Refuge girls' department, was one of the 1st woman doctor staff members of a state charitable institution; writings include The Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania: An Historical Outline (1897).