Women practicing medicine in Cincinnati were common. Phoebe A. King, at least I suspect, was one of them as an obstetrician. When I first ran across an ad a few years ago for "Mrs. King, M. D.,” I was baffled that there was a woman medical doctor in the 1861. But, as my research progressed, … Continue reading Phoebe A. King
Cincinnati would come to play one of the most significant roles in American scientific advancement, astronomy being a large part. Louisa Clark Trask Mitchel would pave the way for the first Observatory in the U.S. and would be the first American woman involved in an astronomical discovery with it.