McLean, Mary Hancock (1861–1930)

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McLean, Mary Hancock (1861–1930)

American physician. Born Mary Hancock McLean, Feb 28, 1861, in Washington, MO; died May 17, 1930; dau. of Mary C. (Stafford) McLean and Dr. Elijah McLean (physician); graduated from University of Michigan Medical School (1883) in the same class as Amelia Yeomans, the Canadian physician.

One of the 1st practicing women physicians in St. Louis, Missouri, became assistant physician at St. Louis Female Hospital (1884), the 1st woman with an official position in a St. Louis hospital, where she investigated women's diseases; was the 1st woman admitted to the St. Louis Medical Society (1885); opened a private practice after over-coming many challenges; established an all-women-staffed free clinic for working-class women patients (1908); became an American College of Surgeons fellow and an American Medical Society member; practiced surgery until 1928.

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