A.B. (Anna B.) Newman (1842-1917) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was a student of Mary Baker Eddy's, studying with her in March 1881. Her association with Christian Science was brief; she resigned from the Christian Scientist Association along with eight other students in October 1881. After she left the Christian Science movement, she continued to practice as a teacher and healer, with an office at 17 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts. One of her patients and students was the author Louisa May Alcott, whom she treated unsuccessfully. On December 31, 1882, she delivered the address "Trust in the Infinite" at the Women's Educational and Industrial Union. This address was published as a pamphlet in 1885.