Wednesday, August 13, 2008

John Terry on the "firebrand" Marie Equi

A note that we are now smack dab in the middle of a two-part newspaper series on one of Oregon's early women physicians, the infamous, the "firebrand," Marie Equi.

John Terry, author of the weekly "Oregon's Trails" column in the Sunday edition of the Oregonian, gave us part one on August 10 (available online free for what appears to be about a month or so). The first installment covers the episode in which Equi horsewhips a minister in The Dalles, OR.

Equi, shown here in her 1903 class picture from the University of Oregon Medical School, was recently featured in the local installation of the NLM traveling exhibit Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians. It's too bad that Mr. Terry's column comes just days after that exhibit closed...

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