#3082 A Shield of Defense - Early Colorado Women Doctors

08/16/2023 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM MT


Register and pay for five classes at once and receive the sixth class for free.  You must register over the phone or in person.  This discount does not apply to registering online.  (The free class is of the same or lesser value.)


Wednesday, August 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

#3082 A Shield of Defense: Early Colorado Women Doctors

Instructor: Doris Gardner-McCraw

This is the story of the women who came to Colorado to practice medicine, to alleviate the suffering of women and children, and to serve those in need. But the story doesn’t end there.  Between 1870 and 1900, over two hundred women came to Colorado to practice or study medicine. The list is composed of Medical School Graduates, doctors licensed by the state of Colorado, or attending school and applying for a Colorado license. These women were from all walks of life and ages. Their story is one of dedication to not only medicine but also women’s suffrage and the welfare of women and children.


Doris Gardner-McCraw, BA in Sociology with emphasis on Criminology and Social Work, from Illinois Wesleyan University. She writes non-fiction and poetry under her own name and historical fiction under her pen name, Angela Raines. Doris has also worked as an actor and taught acting. In her spare time, she has taught music, speech and writing workshops. Doris is the author of Under the Stone, a short compilation that contains biographies of the medical college licensed women whose final resting place is Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs.

$25 PILLAR Members / $40 Nonmembers