John’s Believe It Or Not… July 16th

In 1880 – Emily Howard Stowe the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada. In 1918 Romanov family executed. In 1945 Atom bomb successfully tested. In 1995 Amazon opens for business. In 1999 JFK Jr. killed in plane crash.

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* 1880 – Emily Howard Stowe the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada. (Emily Howard Stowe, née Jennings, a physician was a lifelong champion of women’s rights and taught school in Brantford and Mount Pleasant, Canada W (Ontario), and in 1856 married John Stowe, whose illness from tuberculosis inspired her to seek a career in medicine. No Canadian college would accept a woman student, so she enrolled at the New York Medical College for Women and on her graduation in 1867 set up a practice in Toronto. She was the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada, although she was not licensed until 1880. Emily Stowe’s struggle to enter the medical profession caused her to organize the Woman’s Medical College, Toronto, in 1883. In 1876 she had founded the Toronto Women’s Literary Club, Canada’s first suffrage group, and she was the principal founder and first president of the Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Assn (1889). Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 16th”