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Bender, Lauretta (09 August 1897–04 January 1987), child psychiatrist, researcher, and educator, was born in Butte, Montana, the daughter of John Bender, a lawyer, and Katherine Irvine. Her father had moved to Montana to seek business opportunities with copper companies. Disappointed by failures, the Benders moved to Washington State and then to Hollywood, California. Bender repeated first grade three times because she suffered from a form of dyslexia. Her parents and teachers at first thought she was mentally defective but realized that she could learn by listening as well as by reading....

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Kenworthy, Marion Edwena (17 August 1891–26 June 1980), psychiatrist and educator, was born in Hampden, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Kenworthy, a textile manufacturer, and Ida Miller, a teacher. Kenworthy’s determination to become a doctor grew out of the emotional impact of her mother’s long-term illness and death when Marion was nine years old. As no preliminary undergraduate degree was required for application to medical school, Kenworthy entered Tufts University School of Medicine at age seventeen. Of the 144 students in her class, twelve were women. By the end of the first year, only seven women remained. She graduated cum laude in 1913....