The Challenge of Residency at Sage College, 1900s-1920s

Cornell Senior Photograph of Sara Winifred Brown, Class of 1897.

Sara Winifred Brown of Winchester, Virginia, arrived at Cornell in 1894 and lived at Sage College her entire college career. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1897 and went on to graduate from Howard University Medical College in 1904, becoming, like her siblings, a medical doctor. During World War I, she was a member of the “flying squadron” of fifty women physicians appointed by the Women’s War Work Council, and in 1925, she was chosen as the first alumna Trustee of Howard University. She was fatally injured when struck by a bus in 1948.

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