Biography of Dr. Jessie Shepard

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Shepard, Jessie, M. D., Buffalo. one of the leading women physicians of Buffalo. is a daughter of John D. Shepard, and Clarissa Joy. the latter being a daughter of Captain Thaddeus Joy, well known as one of the promoters of the Erie Canal project. Dr. Shepard is a native of Buffalo, and obtained her preliminary education in the public and high schools of that city. She then studied medicine under the tutorship of Dr. Augustus C. Hoxsie, and subsequently entered the Boston University School of Medicine, from which she was graduated in 1888 with the degree of M. D. After graduation she spent one year in the Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital at Boston, and then came to Buffalo to practice her profession, first being associated with Dr. J. T. Cook. The winter of 1893-94 she spent in further study in Vienna. Dr. Shepard is a member of the American Institute of Homoeopathy, the New York State and Erie County Homoeopathic Medical Societies, the Buffalo Microscopical Club and the New York State Society of the Daughters of the Revolution, and is assistant obstetrician at the Buffalo Homoeopathic Hospital.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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