In Oregon's Doctor to the World, Jensen offers a richly textured narrative of Lovejoy's remarkable life, opening a window into the worlds of Northwest timber country, Progressive Era Portland, and the medical profession during the early twentieth century.
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The book explores the complex contours of women's political and reform work in the first half of the twentieth century, arguing convincingly that Lovejoy's lifetime of "constructive resistance" explodes the analytical barriers that often constrain U. Jensen locates Lovejoy's commitment to women's empowerment in her childhood.
Watching her mother struggle to raise children alongside a financially irresponsible and violent husband taught Lovejoy about "the gendered inequality of property and marriage"; encounters with midwives and women doctors offered models of financial independence and meaningful work p.
She consequently braved family opposition, economic insecurity, and professional resistance to earn a medical degree at Portland's University of Oregon Medical Department. Specializing in obstetrics, gynecology, and family practice, she--like many other medical women of her era--found "a pragmatic resolution to the gendered nature of medical school training" and a means to improve the lives of women p. Also like many of her female peers, Lovejoy immersed herself in "social medicine," leading to her appointment as Portland's health officer. Her commitment to women's civic empowerment increased as she successfully navigated the city's politics; the consummate Progressive reformer, she wielded scientific expertise, mobilized public opinion, and activated the lobbying power of women's organizations to secure public health measures.
Jensen joins other historians in moving beyond the trope of "maternalism" to illuminate the complex gender politics of Progressive reform.
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House of the good neighbor classic reprint by Esther Pohl Lovejoy Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide. On July 21, , the Century of Action Committee honored her and three other suffragists— Harriet Redmond , Harry Lane, and Martha Cardwell Dalton—by installing new headstones for them at the Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery , where their initial headstones had become overgrown.
This event took place as part of the Century of Action Committee's year-long celebration of years of suffrage for women in Oregon and as part of their efforts to call attention to remaining voting barriers for minorities. Three years later he brought the rest of his family to America and pursued many jobs, including a lumber merchant, farmer and hotel manager to support them. Before graduating medical school on April 2nd, , Esther became engaged to her classmate Emil Pohl. After their wedding they started a private practice together in Portland, Oregon.
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While chasing after the promise of gold, Esther's youngest brother Fredrick was murdered on Christmas Day of in the Klondike. After drinking contaminated milk and suffering from Septic Peritonitis, Freddie died in at just 7 years old. Her husband Emil stayed in Alaska for work, where he died in at the mercy of an encephalitis epidemic. Lovejoy in ; their marriage lasted 7 years, and they divorced in Lovejoy was attracted to the field of medicine from a young age when she saw Belle Schmeer, a beautiful medical student at Willamette University , pass by her family's hotel every morning.
As she walked to class, Lovejoy was constantly drawn to her professional and elegant aura. Callie Brown Charlton deliver her sister Charlotte.
Charlton talked to Esther about the medical field, explaining that she could make thousands of dollars a year in exchange for enjoyable work. Because of her lack of formal education and her family's struggles, the financial stability of the medical field furthered her interest. Although she considered a career in drama in addition to a career in healthcare, she ultimately chose to pursue medicine. Esther enrolled in the University of Oregon Medical School in ; during her studies, she worked as a cashier in department stores to earn money towards her tuition.
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Wall Prize, which highlighted her academic achievements, she officially became the second woman to graduate from the University of Oregon Medical School, and the first to practice medicine. Lovejoy's husband, Emil, and her brother, Fredrick Clayson, sailed to Alaska on July 30, to follow the discovery of gold.
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They were passengers on the George W. Elder , the first Portland ship that sailed to the Klondike region. After concluding her post graduate studies in Chicago in the spring of , Esther also made the move to Alaska.
After the epidemic ended, Esther moved back to Portland in June of while Emil continued to follow the gold rush around Alaska and advertise his expertise as a physician. Around the time of the birth of her son, Esther's mother and sisters moved back to Portland for school and work.