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SUSAN DIMOCK #100travelHERS | by sandrakaybee
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Birth: April 24, 1847; Washington, North Carolina

Death: May 7, 1875; shipwreck off the coast of the Scilly Isles

Occupation: School teacher, medical doctor


Notable journeys: Enrolled at the University of Zurich in Switzerland to study medicine, as American medicals schools refused to admit a female student. Graduated with honors in 1871 and then lived in Vienna, Austria, for four months with other female doctors and scientists, who dubbed themselves the “Wiener Quartett.” Dimock was en route to a reunion with these friends when her ship wrecked off the Irish coast.


Notable work: Became a resident physician at the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1872, opened a nursing school, and established a private OBGYN practice.

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