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McEwen, Mary G., 1872-1951



Mary Gilruth McEwen was born in Charlotte, Iowa, on May 3, 1872. Dr. McEwen and her husband Dr. Ernest Lewis McEwen, also a physician, settled in Evanston, Illinois, where they practiced and lived in the former Oliver Marcy house at 1703 Chicago Avenue. “Dr. Mary,” as she was generally known, taught clinical gynecology at the Illinois College of Medicine and served on the staff of St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. She died in Evanston on November 28, 1951.

Dr. McEwen received her B.A. (1894) and U.S. (1896) degrees from Cornell College in Iowa. In 1898 she received the M.D. degree from the Woman's Medical School of Northwestern University. She did postgraduate training in Vienna.

The University Archives holds small amounts of material relating to Dr. McEwen's husband, Dr. Ernest Lewis McEwen, and to one of their children, Dr. Ernest G. McEwen; folders on these individuals may be found in the University Archives' biographical files.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary G. McEwen (1872-1951) Papers

Identifier: 55/18

Gynecologist Dr. Mary G. McEwen received her medical degree from Northwestern's Woman's Medical School in 1898. Her papers consist of  biographical information, McEwen's notes from Medical School course lectures, and notes for her own lectures and articles (in German).

Dates: 1897-1899, 1927, 1951-1952