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Caroline Whitney (1899-1928), American physician. Whitney graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1924 and the following year became the first female intern at Barnes, Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, working in the obstetrics department. Between 1926 and 1927 she undertook pathology work at The Henry Phipps Institute for The Study, Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis in Philadelphia. In January 1928 she became an instructor in the Department of Anatomy at Washington University. Whitney died of tuberculosis in July 1928.
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