Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hello my precious

You know, we're not a large repository by any means, but it's amazing how many little gems remain undiscovered by my hands. Continuing our search for information, photographs, books, and museum pieces relating to early female physicians in Oregon, I opened up our Biographical File on Amelia Ziegler, M.D., and found there a great little archival collection, including a tiny Memorandum book she used as a fee book from 1898 to 1921, a business card, and the ticket from her commencement. In the Medical Museum Collection, we had already stumbled across her white coat -- complete with ruffles and blood stains.

Ziegler had a long career and even longer life here in Portland: she lived to see her one hundredth birthday in 1961.

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