Emma Ward Edwards

1845-1896

Emma Ward Edwards was one of the first woman doctors in NJ. Born in Newark, she graduated valedictorian of the first class of the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary in 1870. She opened a general practice in Newark, practicing at the Home of the Aged, and around Newark. Member of Essex District Medical Society.

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