Colorado's Healthcare Heritage

Updates to Volume One — 1881

Dr. Edith A. Root — who had received her MD in 1875 from the Woman's Medical College of Chicago — became the first woman to receive a license to practice medicine in Colorado. She received license #89.

The 1896 alumnae directory of the Woman's Medical College (pg. 99):

Denver, Colo. General practice and particularly successful with children. After graduation Dr. Root studied clinical medicine in San Francisco, Cal. For twenty years she has practiced in Denver, keeping abreast of medical science, and doing her share toward the growth of confidence now reposed in the medical woman.

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