Hannah Glidden Myrick
This week’s person in history is Hannah Glidden Myrick. She was a doctor who practiced medicine in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. I hope you enjoy reading about her contributions to the field of medicine.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Hannah Glidden Myrick graduated from Girls’ Latin School in Boston (1892), and Smith College (1896), and received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University (1900). She practiced medicine in Boston, where for ten years she was superintendent of the New England Hospital for Women and Children. She was subsequently a physician at Schraffts Candy Co. A prizewinning amateur photographer, Myrick was credited with developing some of the first X-ray film used at New England Hospital for Women and Children. Click here to read more.