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Martha Tracy: Medical Student to Dean

Dr. Martha Tracy, undated. (The Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections)

Dr. Martha Tracy, undated.

A 1904 graduate of Woman’s Medical College (WMC) of Pennsylvania, Martha Tracy was one of its longest and most influential deans, from 1917 to 1940. This exhibit gives a broad overview of her life at WMC, from her time as a medical student to her years as Dean. She was a dedicated force both at WMC and for women in medicine, steering the institution through a number of turbulent years before and during the Great Depression. Among her many significant achievements, she oversaw a $1.5 million dollar fund raising campaign to erect the new hospital and College building here in East Falls in 1930.

Curated by Meredith McCusker