Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Fact of the Day: First American Female Dentist

In the 1860's, Lucy Hobbs Taylor became America's first female dentist. 

11 comments:

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Wonder did she have lovely teeth.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope she had a long and successful career.

RO said...

That's pretty cool. I wonder if it was hard for her to get customers when she first started. Thanks for another fun fact! Hugs...RO

Christine said...

Good for her!

Anonymous said...

What an accomplishment of the times, I would imagine it was quite a challenge,

Emmylou said...

I'm always amazed and inspired to read about women trailblazers:)

Kirk said...

During the Civil War, I see. It's not the worst place to suffer a wound, but if a soldier lost a tooth in battle, perhaps she was there to administer aid.

Kay said...

Wow! That must have been a difficult time for her to practice in.

Huggybear said...

Most dentists have good teeth - it would be pathetic and ironic to go to a dentist who had bad or rotten teeth!
Colin

Martha said...

That is great.

Fundy Blue said...

Your post inspired me to read more about her story, Adam. She was one person who did not give up in pursuing her goals!