Woman of the Century/Almah J. Frisby

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search

FRISBY, Miss Almah J., physician, born in West Bend. Wis., 8th July. 1857. Her father was Hon. Leander F. Frisby, a law yer and at one time Attorney-General of the State of Wisconsin. Her mother's maiden name was Frances E. Rooker. They were originally from Ohio and New York. Almah Frisby was graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1878, receiving the decree of B.S., and from the Boston University School of Medicine, in 1883, with the degree of M. D. She then located in Milwaukee, Wis., and took up active practice, in which she was very successful. In the winter of 1886-97 she was resilient physician in charge of the Women's Homeopathic Hospital, Philadelphia,. Pa. In the summer of 1887 she was homeopathic resident physician of the Hotel Kaaterskill in the Catskill mountains, after which she returned to Milwaukee and resumed local practice. Possessing keen insight, medical skill and deep womanly sympathy, she won in that city a large circle of friends in all walks of life. More especially did she interest herself in the dependent classes generally, who missed a valued benefactor when she was called to a chair in the University of Wisconsin and changed her field of labor. She is now preceptress of Indies' Hall and professor of hygiene and sanitary science. Hundreds of young women yearly under her influence are enriched by her cultured mind and eminently noble and practical character.