The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Jacobi, Mary Putnam

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JACOBI, Mary Putnam, American physician: b. London, England, 31 Aug. 1842; d. New York City, 10 June 1906. She was graduated from the New York College of Pharmacy in 1862, from the Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia in 1864 and from the Ecole de Médecine of Paris in 1871. She then entered practice in New York, in 1881 was appointed clinical professor of the diseases of children in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School, where she lectured for three years. In 1874 she established an association for the promotion of the medical education of women, and became its president. In 1873 she was married to Abraham Jacobi (q.v.). She became a member of the American Medical Association, and published several works, including ‘The Question of Rest for Women during Menstruation’ (1877); ‘Acute Fatty Degeneration of New Born’ (1878); ‘The Value of Life’ (1879); ‘Cold Pack and Anæmia’ (1880); ‘The Prophylaxis of Insanity’ (1881); ‘Common Sense Applied to Woman's Suffrage’ (1894).