T is for Beatrice Tucker – Obstetrics
Dr. Beatrice Tucker (1897 – 1984) received her MD from Chicago’s Rush University.
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.
You can read more about Beatrice Tucker here.
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