Dr. Susan Edson (1823-1897)

Dr. Susan Edson graduated in 1854 from the Cleveland Homeopathic College, where she was one of the first women admitted. Edson opened a practice in Washington, DC, and became the family physician of President Garfield. Both Garfield and his wife were sympathetic to homeopathy. During Garfield's final days, Edson was present at his bedside but allowed only to tend him as a nurse. The doctor helped to found the Homeopathic Free Dispensary, National Homeopathic Hospital, and the Washington branch of American Homeopathy. This photo is from the Pullman studio in Washington, DC, circa 1880.

1880 circa 5 years
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Pullman (Washington, DC)
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