Colorado's Healthcare Heritage

Updates to Volume One — 1875

In 1875, Dr. L. Carrie Johnson — who had just received her MD from the Woman's Medical College of Chicago — moved first to Denver and then practiced in Trinidad for nine years.

In 1890, Dr. Johnson moved to Pueblo where she remained until 1904, when she was convicted of murder and sentenced to at least fifteen years in the state penitentiary because she had performed an abortion.

Dr. Carrie Johnson was the second woman with an MD to practice medicine in Colorado, after Dr. Alida C. Avery, who arrived in Denver in April 1874.

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