Hannah Longshore, M.D. Society

Named for Hannah E. Myers Longshore, M.D., who was one of the first women to be admitted to the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania and one of the first women faculty members at an American medical school, the society recognizes those who have named the Foundation a beneficiary of their estate through their wills, trusts, or other planned giving vehicles.

Dr. Longshore, a trailblazing woman in medicine, gave public lectures on sexual health at a time when there was little public discussion of any kind on the subject, and became Philadelphia’s first woman physician in private practice, a role she maintained for forty years in spite of vocal, near-violent, opposition. At one point, her practice included around three hundred families, a record met by few other doctors in her day.

Her resolve inspired future generations of women in medicine, as well as women’s rights leaders such as Lucretia Mott.  Society donors will be recognized during their lifetime, adding their name to the list of members below.

Gifts of less than $25,000 will be designated for the general endowment of the Foundation. Gifts of $25,000 or more may be specified as a named endowment.

Charter members of the Hannah Longshore, M.D. Society include:

  • Barbara E. Chick, M.D.
  • D. Walter Cohen, DDS
  • Lila Stein Kroser, M.D.†
  • Louise Schnaufer, M.D.†
  • Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D.†