Eliza Cook (physician)

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Eliza Cook
Born (1856-02-05)February 5, 1856
Salt Lake City, Utah
Died October 2, 1947(1947-10-02) (aged 91)
Nationality American
Education Cooper Medical College
Occupation Doctor
Known for Nevada's first woman doctor

Dr. Eliza Cook (February 5, 1856 - October 2, 1947) was Nevada's first woman doctor.[1] Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, she received her Medical Degree in 1884 from Cooper Medical College in San Francisco, and her Nevada medical license in April 1899, the first year that they were issued by the state. She was a member of the American Woman Suffrage Association and the Women's Christian Temperance Union.[2] She served as Vice President of the Nevada Equal Suffrage Association.[3] Never married, she resided in Mottsville, Carson Valley, and Douglas County.


  1. ^ Rinella, Heidi Knapp (1 March 2007). Nevada. Globe Pequot. pp. 68–. ISBN 978-0-7627-4204-2. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Jones, Cherry; Janet E. White. "Eliza Cook". Nevada Women's History Project. University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Watson, Anita Ernst; Nevada Humanities Committee (June 2000). Into their own: Nevada women emerging into public life. University of Nevada Press. pp. 151–. ISBN 978-1-890591-06-9. Retrieved 21 January 2012.