T is for Beatrice Tucker – Obstetrics #AtoZChallenge

T is for Beatrice Tucker – Obstetrics

++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++

Dr. Beatrice Tucker (1897 – 1984) received her MD from Chicago’s Rush University.

Beatrice Tucker

She was always interested in obstetrics and succeeded in joining the program at the Chicago Lying-in Hospital. In 1932, Dr. Tucker became the director of the Chicago Maternity Center. The Center provided safe and sanitary home birth options for people wishing them. Funding issues forced the Center to close in 1974, after serving the community for 75 years. She continued doing some home births and died just short of her 87th birthday in 1984.

The Chicago Maternity Center

You can read more about Beatrice Tucker here.

See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.

Add your own “T”-named women to the list in the comments below! Others that have been suggested to me are:

Julia A Thompson – physics
Edith Taylor – paleobotany

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