Sarah Campbell Allan | History of SC Slide Collection
Sarah Campbell Allan (1860-1933) was the first woman doctor in South Carolina. A pre-med course offered at the South Carolina College for Women in Columbia (later Chicora College - see Chicora College) in 1890 prepared her for receiving a degree in 1894 from the Women's Medical College of New York, where she studied under Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United States. After an internship at Johns Hopkins University, she returned to Columbia in 1895, where she pioneered in the field of psychiatry as a staff physician at the South Carolina State Hospital (see The State Asylum In Columbia).
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