Mary Hobart

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Dr. Mary Hobart, sometime between 1910 and 1915 from the Library of Congress archives.

Mary Hobart (1851-c. 1930) was a medical doctor in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Hobart was born in Boston in 1851. She trained at the Women's Medical College, of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, 1882-1884. She practiced medicine at the New England Hospital for Women and Children from 1886 until 1913,[1] specializing in obstetrics.[2][3]

Hobart lived in Needham Heights, Massachusetts.[4] She was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.


  1. ^ Virginia G. Drachman. Female Solidarity and Professional Success: The Dilemma of Women Doctors in Late Nineteenth-Century. Journal of Social History, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Summer, 1982), pp. 607-619.
  2. ^ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. "The Living Mother of a Living Child": Midwifery and Mortality in Post-Revolutionary New England. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan., 1989), pp. 27-48.
  3. ^ Sarah Ellen Palmer. Caesarean section in a generally contracted pelvis with a true conjugate of 7 cm. minus. Boston medical and surgical journal. v.139, no.25, Dec. 22, 1898; p.624.
  4. ^ Glenn, Joshua (Feb 5, 2008). "Dr. Hobart, I presume". Retrieved July 5, 2009.