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Civil War surgeon Mary Walker in spotlight at weekend forum

Mary Walker was one of the first female doctors in the U.S. and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for her role in the Civil War.
Mary Walker was one of the first female doctors in the U.S. and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for her role in the Civil War.
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For women trying to break new ground in the 19th century, change didn’t come easily. The life of Dr. Mary Walker is a perfect example. “She was one of the first woman doctors in the country, she was a suffragette, and she even went to Great Britain to advocate for dress reform,” said Matt Farina, who will discuss her at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to kick off the second day of the 2013 New York Civil ...

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rsmall803
October 30, 2013
1:16 p.m.

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According to her original MOH citation she was born in 1832.

wbuell
November 6, 2013
9:59 a.m.

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Oops, you are correct. It was 1832.

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