Mary Phylinda Dole

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Mary Phylinda Dole
Born (1862-08-31)August 31, 1862
Shelburne, Massachusetts
Died February 23, 1947(1947-02-23) (aged 84)
Shelburne, Massachusetts
Alma mater Mount Holyoke College
Occupation physician

Mary Phylinda Dole (August 31, 1862 – February 23, 1947)[1] was an American physician.

Born in Shelburne, Massachusetts, she graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1886. After earning her M.D. from the Women's Medical College of Baltimore two years later, she returned to Mount Holyoke (which in 1888 had become Mount Holyoke College) to receive her B.S. in 1889.[2] She studied in Germany and France before becoming a physician in Connecticut. She was a trustee for Mount Holyoke from 1901-07.[3]


She published her autobiography, A Doctor in Homespun, in 1941.


  1. ^ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
  2. ^ Mullally, Sasha. ""Everlastingly Sticking At It" A Country Doctor Helps to Change the Face of Medicine" (PDF). Mount Holyoke College. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  3. ^ McKee, Betsy. "Mary Phylinda Dole". Women in the Valley. Pioneer Valley History Network. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 

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