Alice Hamilton

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Birthday
27, 1869
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 22, 1970 (101)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1869
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 22, 1970 (101)

About

Harvard University professor known for her pioneering work in the fields of occupational health and toxicology.

Before Fame

She studied bacteriology and pathology in Munich and Leipzig during the 1890s and received a degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Trivia

She was the first woman to teach at Harvard University. Additionally, she became a member of the Occupational Diseases Commission of Illinois, which was the first U.S. investigative body of its kind.

Family Life

She was the daughter of Montgomery and Gertrude Hamilton, and her sister, Edith, became a classicist.

Associated With

She was a member of the Chicago-based Hull House, a residence created as a social experiment by legendary social reformer Jane Addams.