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JACKSON, Mercy Bisbee, physician, born in Hardwick, Massachusetts, 17 September, 1802; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 13 December, 1877. She was graduated at the New England female medical college in 1860, having previously practised medicine in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for twenty years and in Boston for fifteen years. She was the first woman that was admitted to the American institute of homoeopathy in Philadelphia, in June, 1871, became a member of the Massachusetts homoeopathic society, and of the Boston homoeopathic society in 1873, and in that year was made professor of diseases of children in the Boston university school of medicine, which office she held until her death. She was twice married, her first husband being the Reverend John Bisbee, and her second, Captain Daniel Jackson, of Plymouth, Massachusetts She was an active worker for the cause of temperance and woman suffrage, addressed large audiences, and contributed frequently to the "Woman's Journal," published in Boston.
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