Alice Hamilton


Died aged c. 101

Alice Hamilton (February 27, 1869 – September 22, 1970) was an American physician, research scientist, and author. She was a leading expert in the field of occupational health and a pioneer in the field of industrial toxicology. Hamilton trained at the University of Michigan Medical School. She became a professor of pathology at the Woman's Medical School of Northwestern University in 1897. In 1919, she became the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University. Her scientific research focused on the study of occupational illnesses and the dangerous effects of industrial metals and chemical compounds. In addition to her scientific work, Hamilton was a social-welfare reformer, humanitarian, peace activist, and a resident-volunteer at Hull House in Chicago from 1887 to 1919. She received numerous honors and awards, including the Albert Lasker Public Service Award.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Edith Hamilton, classicist author of The Greek Way, and her sister Alice Hamilton, M.D., founder of industrial hygiene and pioneer in removing lead from paint [full inscription unknown]

1314 Madison Avenue, Bolton Hill, Baltimore, MD, United States where they lived