Liverpool in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elizabeth Reifsnyder, M.D.
Perry County Womanhood
as exemplified in the life of
Elizabeth Reifsnyder, M.D.
Born 1858 — Died 1922
Outstanding Woman of
Perry County's First Century
Graduated from the Women's Medical College
at Philadelphia in 1881 and after an
internship she went to China in 1883
where she opened the . . . . . .
First Hospital in the Chinese Empire
known as the Margaret Williamson Hospital,
built from her own sketched plans.
From funds which she received for her services
and left for the purpose when returning
to Liverpool, Pennsylvania, in 1914,
broken in health after thirty-one years
of faithful medical and humanitarian service,
the . . . . . .
Elizabeth Reifsnyder Maternity Hospital
the first in the Chinese Empire was built.
Seated at her hospital desk in China,
between two opposing battle lines,
during the Chinese Rebellion, a bullet
struck the wall above her head
piercing a favorite
"Trust ye in the Lord forever"
Erected 1939 by Perry County Historical Society.
Location. 40° 34.487′ N, 76° 59.424′ W. Marker is in Liverpool, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Race Street, on the left when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liverpool PA 17045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holman Mercantile Store ~ Willowbrook Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Reifsnyder (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Grant Morris M. D. (about 800 feet away); Millersburg Ferry (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Millersburg Ferry (approx. 2.8 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Music Pavilion / Gazebo (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liverpool.
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Also see . . . Elizabeth Reifsnyder, M.D. in History of Perry County, Pennsylvania (Hain, 1922). (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.