Emily Dunning

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Emily Dunning was born in Scarsdale, New York back in 1876 to Edwina and Frances. The family fell upon hard times so her father went to Europe to try and recoup his fortune. While he was away a friend suggested to her mother that Emil might become a milliner’s apprentice. According to Emily her mother said, “That settles the question. You are going to go to college.”

So off she went to Cornell University’s medical preparatory course. She earned her medical degree in 1901, scoring the second highest grad in the qualifying exam or internship at Gouverneur Hospital.

She married Benjamin in 1904. During WWI, she served as vice chair of the American Women’s Hospitals War Service Committee. She was an advocate of the women’s suffrage, working to improve medical education for women, public health and reforms for the treatment of imprisoned women. During WWII, she lobbied Congress to allow women doctors to serve as commissioned offiers in the Army Medical Reserve Corps. Congress passed the Sparkman Act in 1943, allowing women to serve. She died in 1961 at 84.

What you may not know about Emily Dunning Barringer, is that she was the world’s first female ambulance surgeon and the first woman to secure a surgical residency.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Wow...quite the trail blazer for women in medicine !

Feb 04, 2019 03:33 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another woman who paved the way for females to join the medical field.... it was always a profession for men....

Feb 04, 2019 03:35 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Some peoples visions, lead to bigger and better things.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 04, 2019 04:31 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Never hold talent back!

Feb 04, 2019 04:51 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a wonderful and inspirational post. Always chase your dream.

Feb 04, 2019 04:52 AM #6
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

We have to thank the mother for the "go to college" and be somebody.

Feb 04, 2019 05:05 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Emily was a pioneer who knew what she wanted. Enjoy your day!

Feb 04, 2019 05:35 AM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the information about this pioneering woman in the field of medicine.

Feb 04, 2019 05:58 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Kudos to her for sure, I know that she helped a lot of people that were greatly in need!

Feb 04, 2019 06:55 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That was an outstanding woman who should be remembered more in history for her pioneering work.

Feb 04, 2019 07:43 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Another great story on the prowess of women.  What a pioneer!  Wishing you a great day.  A

Feb 04, 2019 08:06 AM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Another first for woman again and thanks for letting us know about this one James

Feb 04, 2019 08:30 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- We should all be grateful for the women who had to overcome amazing odds to achieve their goals...even becoming a doctor!!!

Feb 04, 2019 08:56 AM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Wow!  I am always amazed at the wonderful accomplishments you highlight James Dray, with women. I appreciate the back story and the ability to learn about these pioneers. Thank you!

Feb 04, 2019 01:14 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

James I must apologize for not blogging this morning due to the fact I was stuck out of town and had to stay the night in a hotel with no computer. I hope to make it home today to resume my career in blogging ....

Feb 04, 2019 02:35 PM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Amazing how one sma ll suggestion can lead to a lifetime of achievement. Thanks for telling her story James.

Feb 04, 2019 02:38 PM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved the fact that you find so many Women Pioneers that they should teach in school, instead of finding it out fifty years late:)Endre

Feb 04, 2019 09:59 PM #18
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James,

It sounds so simple...they fell on hard times so the father went off to Europe. And Emily went off to college.  These days we wouldn't go anywhere-we'd have to get a second job (or work a lot smarter at the first).  I love the history!


Feb 05, 2019 03:16 AM #19
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Great historical facts that make all of us more knowledgable.  Thanks James!!

Mar 05, 2019 10:19 AM #20
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

As always, new information to me. Thanks for keeping us on our toes.

Mar 05, 2019 10:30 AM #21
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