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Manning, Isaac Hall (14 September 1866–12 February 1946), physician, medical educator, and medical care administrator, was born in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the son of John Manning, a state legislator, congressman, law professor, and founder of the University of North Carolina Law School, and Louisa Hall. Manning attended the University of North Carolina from 1886 to 1891, including the then one-year medical program (he received no degrees). For four years he was an industrial chemist in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1894 he enrolled in the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, where he received the doctor of medicine degree in 1897....

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Welsh, Lilian (06 March 1858–23 February 1938), physician, educator, and suffragist, was born in Columbia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Major Thomas Welsh and Annie Eunice Young. Her father served in the Mexican War in 1847, returned to civilian life, and then rejoined the military when the Civil War broke out. He had just risen to the rank of brigadier general, commanding a division of 4,500 men, when he took ill and died in 1863. Welsh graduated from Columbia High School at the age of fifteen as one of two young women making up the first graduating class. Between the years 1873 and 1881 she taught at the primary, elementary, and secondary levels and attended Millersville State Normal School in Pennsylvania and taught there. From 1881 to 1886 she served as the principal of Columbia High School. In 1885, finding no opportunities for women to advance their careers as superintendents of schools, she considered the two choices open to her for continuing her education: work for the A.B. at Bryn Mawr College, which had just opened that year, or proceed to the study of medicine for which at the time no college requirement was necessary. Interest in chemistry steered her on the latter course. She earned the M.D. from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1889 and pursued her studies further by working toward a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Zurich in the hopes of becoming a research scientist. While in Zurich, she met Dr. ...