Mary Elizabeth Bass

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Mary Elizabeth Bass was born in Marion County, Mississippi back in 1876. During the depression, the family lost their property and moved to Lumberton, Mississippi. Graduating from Columbia High School in 1893 she became an assistant teacher. She worked as a teacher in public schools in Mississippi and Texas.

She continued her education at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania graduating in 1904. She moved to New Orleans opening up her private practice. Because hospitals in New Orleans did not admit women physicians so she became a founder of a dispensary which has grown considerably and is now the Sara Mayo Hospital in New Orleans.

In 1911, she and Edith Ballard became the first women faculty members of the Tulane University School of Medicine. By 1920, she was a full professor where she taught pathology, clinical laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology and clinical medicine. She stayed at Tulane for 30 years.

She also became the first women elected as an active member of the Orleans Parish Medical Society. She died in 1956 from cancer.

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

Decades of medical histoy are a credit to this woman's legacy...and a mark history will long remember.

Feb 09, 2019 03:04 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray Mary Elizabeth Bass paved the way for many other women to follow and continue the improvement of medical methods and discoveries....

Feb 09, 2019 03:15 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James- Mary Elizabeth was a courageous trail blazer.

Feb 09, 2019 03:52 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Mary Elizabeth paved her own road. Enjoy your day!

Feb 09, 2019 04:19 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A great college producing many good doctors.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 09, 2019 04:36 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Such a rewarding life and such a contribution to our world.

Feb 09, 2019 05:09 AM #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

I loved hearing about Mary Elizabeth Bass. She is an important woman in history who paved the way for so many other women. Thanks for the history lesson this morning.

Feb 09, 2019 05:33 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Definitely a very intelligent woman that brought a lot of good to the world and those around her.

Feb 09, 2019 05:39 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is always great to hear about women who were ahead of their time and didn't shy away from knocking down obstacles.

Feb 09, 2019 06:58 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You have found yet another dedicated woman to introduce us to and I thank you James Dray 

Feb 09, 2019 07:42 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - WE have come a long way in less than 100 years. Women can do anything they set their mind to. 

Feb 09, 2019 08:22 AM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Another wonderfully accomplished woman who did not konw the meaning of a glass ceiling, James. Our kids should be taught about people like this in school. 

Feb 09, 2019 09:51 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I like how when she wasn't allowed to be a doctor at the NOLA hospital she overcame that obstacle by founding her own despensary. Mary Elizabeth wouldn't let anything deter her from acieving her goals.

Feb 09, 2019 01:01 PM #13
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Thank you for writing a post remembering a courageous pioneer in her field.

Feb 09, 2019 01:04 PM #14
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I enjoyed this post about this wonderful woman who did not let anything or anyone get in her way.  A

Feb 09, 2019 01:12 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- these strong women whose history you've shared with us need to be celebrated by us!!! They paved the way for all of us. 

Feb 09, 2019 04:47 PM #16
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - there are some remarkable achievements revealed in this story.

Feb 10, 2019 04:06 AM #17
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Mary Elizabeth Bass was part of a ball rolling forward for women's rights and so important.  In 2016 Hillary Clinton  became the first female presidential candidate nominated by a major (Democratic) Party.  This morning I saw on Cable Breaking News a possible 6 or more women throwing in their hat for the 2020 US Presidential election.  And one only had to see all the House of Representative Democratic women dressed in winter white at the last State of the Union Address.  

Feb 12, 2019 11:24 AM #18
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