Biographical Sketch of

Emma H. Washburn, M.D.

Emma H. Washburn, M.D. is a representative of one of Mower county's oldest and most highly respected families. Her father, Seth S. Washburn, was a pioneer of the year 1857, and for many years he was one of the county's successful agriculturalists. Dr. Washburn is a native of Mower County. Nearly her entire life has been passed within its borders and her many friends and acquaintances throughout the county look with admiration and pardonable pride upon the high standing she has attained as a physician of ability since she engaged in the practice of medicine.

Dr. Washburn was educated in the public schools of her native county, supplemented at a later date by a course at the State University. Her medical education was obtained in the Woman's Medical College, Chicago, she having entered that institution in 1884 and graduated therefrom in 1887. For a year following graduation she served as resident physician to the Northwestern Hospital at Minneapolis, after which she located at Blooming Prairie and was engaged in general practice of her profession at that place until 1891. She then located to Austin, where she has met with deserved success.

Source: "The Queen of Southern Minnesota", Austin Daily Register

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Oct. 2006