Harriot K Hunt


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Harriot Kezia Hunt (November 9, 1805 – January 2, 1875) was an early female physician.

Hunt was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1805, the daughter of Joab Hunt and Kezia Wentworth Hunt. She and her sister, Sarah Hunt, studied medicine under Elizabeth Mott and Richard Dixon Mott. She was the first woman to apply to Harvard Medical School, but was denied entrance in both 1847 and 1850. ... more »

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  • Medication alone is not to be relied on. In one half the cases medicine is not needed, or is worse than useless. Obedience to spiritual and physical laws—hygeine [sic] of the body, and hygeine of...
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 11 (1856).
  • ''The class at Harvard in 1851, have purchased for themselves a notoriety they will not covet in years to come.''
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 18 (1856). Commenting on the Harvard students' publication of ...
  • In opening your doors to woman, it is mind that will enter the lecture room, it is intelligence that will ask for food; sex will never be felt where science leads for the atmosphere of thought will be...
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 18 (1856). In a letter dated November 12, 1850, to the "Gentle...
  • ''... it is high time that the women of Republican America should know how much the laws that govern them are like the slave laws of the South ...''
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 18 (1856).
  • ''The physician must not only be the healer, but often the consoler.''
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805-1875), U.S. physician and feminist. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 8 (1856).
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