March 16, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, MARCH 16: HEALTH CARE PIONEERS
— Saturday, March 16th. Two young women, who were the first Americans of their gender to enter their professions, are highlighted during this Women's History Month.
Lucy Hobbs Taylor
was the first to receive a degree in dentistry, graduating from the
College of Dental Surgery in 1866. And this month in 1883,
became the nation's first woman pharmacist, when she graduated from the
College of Pharmacy. She's further distinguished by obtaining that degree while already being a physician. Now there about 98,000 dentists across the U.S. — with offices employing over 825,000 people. Among the nation's 186,000 pharmacists, women comprise over 52 percent. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at
Sources: 2007 Economic Census, NAICS 62121
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau