Category: Health

Laura Ross Wolcott

Laura Ross Wolcott

Laura Ross Wolcott was the first woman physician in Wisconsin and was active in the women’s suffrage movement.
Betsy Thunder

Betsy Thunder

Betsy Thunder was a respected Ho-Chunk medicine woman known for her skill in making remedies from roots and plants.
Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala was the first woman to head a Big Ten university and the longest-serving secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Bertha Reynolds

Bertha Reynolds

Bertha Reynolds, known as “Dr. Bertha,” was one of the first women to be licensed as a doctor in the state.
Barbara Nichols

Barbara Nichols

Barbara Nichols was the first African American president of the Wisconsin Nursing Association and of the American Nursing Association.
Kate Newcomb

Kate Newcomb

Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb was a popular physician in Northern Wisconsin who provided health care where few medical services were available.
Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings, a news reporter, became known as “the Angel of the Seneca” for her heroic nursing work during the Spanish-American War.
Cordelia Harvey

Cordelia Harvey

Cordelia Harvey became known as the Wisconsin Angel for her work as a nurse and advocate for soldiers during the U.S. Civil War.
Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton is a record-breaking runner, a three-time Olympic athlete, and a vocal advocate for mental health.
Ruth Bleier

Ruth Bleier

Ruth Bleier was a neurophysiology professor whose pioneering work showed that there was gender bias in the field of biological science.