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us: Cole, Rebecca J

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1846-03-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1922-08-14
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Womens Medical College of Philadelphia
        • Organization: Government House for Children and Old Women (Washington, D.C.)
        • Organization: Women's Directory Center (Philadelphia, Penn.)
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Physicians
          (lcsh) Social reformers
      • Sources

        • found: Fernelius, Stephen. Practical guide for conducting extraterritorial discovery for use in U.S. litigation, 1999: t.p. (Rebecca J. Cole) p. iii (Rebecca J. Cole, practices law in Houston, Tex. with Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.; grad. of Univ. of Wisc. (B.A. 1987) and Univ. of Houston (J.D. 1991))
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cole, Rebecca; physician, organization founder / official, social reformer; born 16 March 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; became the first black graduate of the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania (1867) and the second formally trained African American woman physician in the United States; Dr. Ann Preston, the first woman dean of a medical school, served as Cole's preceptor, overseeing her thesis essay, The Eye and Its Appendages; in the early 1870s she practiced medicine for a short time in Columbia, South Carolina, before taking a position as superintendent of the Government House for Children and Old Women in Washington, D.C;; served as superintendent of a shelter for the homeless in Philadepphia until 1873, when she co-founded the Women's Directory Center; died 14 August 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
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