Ann PrestonAnn Preston
American Physician and Educator
1813 – 1872 A.D.

Ann Preston, an American physician and educator, daughter of Amos Preston, a Quaker. She entered the Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in 1850, when the institution was opened, graduated two years later, and was professor of physiology and hygiene from 1854 and dean from 1866.

Her address to the Philadelphia County Medical Society, which had decided to ignore women physicians, finally gained a victory for her sex.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.