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This week the NHA honors healthcare workers on island and across the globe by sharing medical history stories we hold in our collection.
“MEDICINE ABOARD THE NANTUCKET WHALERS”
WITH DR. MALCOLM MACNAB
“MEDICINE ON NANTUCKET: AN INSIDER’S VIEW”
WITH DR. TIM LEPORE
NOTABLE NANTUCKET WOMEN:
WONOMA, WAMPANOAG HEALER AND LEGENDARY HERO
LYDIA FOLGER FOWLER, M. D., 1822 – 1879,
FIRST AMERICAN-BORN WOMAN TO RECEIVE A MEDICAL DEGREE
DIGITAL DISCOVERY OF THE DAY
“She may have demonstrated a natural talent for science, as many in the Folger line did. This propensity for science was likely influenced further by what she learned in Nantucket schools. . .”
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