Alice B. Stockham
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Alice B. Stockham (1833-1912) was born in Cardington, Ohio, and died in Alhambra, California. She was an author, physician, and suffragist. She trained as a teacher at Olivet College, Michigan, and after graduation, studied at the Eclectic Medical Institute (EMI), Cincinnati, Ohio. While attending EMI she met her husband, Gabriel H. Stockham, marrying him in Chicago in 1856. After marrying, they practiced together in various places in Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois. In 1882, she obtained her medical degree from Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, becoming a licensed physician in Illinois. She is credited with being the fifth female M.D. in the United States. She was also an advocate for gender equality, birth control, and total abstinence from alcohol. She authored several books on women's health, including Tokology (1886) and Karezza (1896). Although she expressed interest in Christian Science and the works of Mary Baker Eddy, there is no record of her studying with Eddy or uniting with the Church of Christ (Scientist).
Alice B. Stockham
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Alice B. Stockham (1833-1912) was born in Cardington, Ohio, and died in Alhambra, California. She was an author, physician, and suffragist. She trained as a teacher at Olivet College, Michigan, and after graduation, studied at the Eclectic Medical Institute (EMI), Cincinnati, Ohio. While attending EMI she met her husband, Gabriel H. Stockham, marrying him in Chicago in 1856. After marrying, they practiced together in various places in Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois. In 1882, she obtained her medical degree from Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, becoming a licensed physician in Illinois. She is credited with being the fifth female M.D. in the United States. She was also an advocate for gender equality, birth control, and total abstinence from alcohol. She authored several books on women's health, including Tokology (1886) and Karezza (1896). Although she expressed interest in Christian Science and the works of Mary Baker Eddy, there is no record of her studying with Eddy or uniting with the Church of Christ (Scientist).