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Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Alice Maude Smith, M.D.

1867 - 1938

 
 
Alice Maude Smith, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 25, 2016
1. Alice Maude Smith, M.D. Marker
Inscription. Despite the attempted interference by her physician peers, Dr. Alice Maude Smith came to Tacoma from Chicago in 1898 where she built a successful practice.
 
Location. 47° 16.491′ N, 122° 28.001′ W. Marker is in Tacoma, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is at the intersection of North 30th Street and North Carr Street, on the right when traveling west on North 30th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2225 North 30th Street, Tacoma WA 98403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jennie Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Smith Devoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Ester Allstrum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nettie Asberry (about 400 feet away); Fannie C. Paddock (about 700 feet away); Ten Inch Shell From U.S.S. Maine (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lakewood Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Military Road (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tacoma.
 
Also see . . .  Alice Maude Smith Papers (Washington State Historical Society). Biography Alice Maude Smith, born in 1867 in Abercorn, Quebec, graduated from the Women’s Medical
Alice Maude Smith, M.D. Marker - Wide View, Looking East on North 30th Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 25, 2016
2. Alice Maude Smith, M.D. Marker - Wide View, Looking East on North 30th Street
The marker is mounted in the sidewalk, visible here in the foreground.
School of Northwestern University in 1896 and established her medical practice in Tacoma, WA in 1903. Although she faced an uphill battle as an unmarried female physician, she became well respected in her profession. To relieve the stress of the job, she devoted much of her free time to literary pursuits. She was the author of several books and plays, some of which were produced in Tacoma in 1905. Her most famous play, The Strength of the Weak, appeared on Broadway, where it had a twenty-seven day run. Dr. Smith died in Tacoma in 1938.
(Submitted on November 3, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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