First Female Faculty - Dr. Alice Hamilton

1919

Dr. Alice Hamilton is appointed assistant professor of industrial medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Later, industrial medicine became a part of the newly separated Harvard School of Public Health. Her appointment comes with three limitations: she is not allowed into the Faculty Club, she is not to participate in the academic processions at commencement, and she is not eligible for faculty tickets to the football games. The Matriculation of Women at Harvard Medical School. In 1995, the US Postal Service dedicated a postage stamp in honor of Alice Hamilton. The Hamilton stamp is a 55¢ stamp.