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Taylor, Sarah C., 1835-1907



  • Existence: 1835 - 1907


Sarah Cosland was born in Boone County, Indiana, on October 4, 1835. She married Charles Taylor on December 25, 1854. The Taylors and their daughter moved to Fremont County, Iowa, by way of covered wagon in 1865, where they lived on a farm. In preparation for her medical practice Sarah Taylor read medical texts with local physicians, then spent two years of study in Indianapolis and attended the Women's College in Chicago. In 1881 she graduated from the Medical College, in Keokuk, Iowa and began practicing medicine in Hamburg, Iowa. She periodically continued her studies at Rush Medical College in Chicago. She built a sanitarium in Hamburg, operating it for over twenty years. Dr. Taylor possessed the first x-ray machine in southwest Iowa. She died in 1907 of pneumonia.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sarah C. Taylor papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0140

Papers, 1881-1907.13 items. Physician who ran the Taylor Sanitarium in Hamburg, Iowa for two decades around the turn of the century.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1881-1907