Mary Corinna Putnam


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Mary Corinna Putnam (August 31, 1842 – June 10, 1906) was an American physician, writer, and suffragist who was the first woman admitted to the Faculté de Médecine de Paris.

The daughter of George Palmer Putnam and Victorine Haven Putnam, she was born in London, where her father had been living since 1841 while establishing a branch office for his New York City publishing company, Wiley... more »

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  • ''... my whole existence is governed by abstract ideas.... the ideal must be preserved regardless of fact.''
    Mary Corinna Putnam (1842-1906), U.S. physician, pharmacist, and feminist. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 3, by Gerda Lerner (1977). Writ...
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