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ON A MISSION Mary Hancock McLean (M.D. 1883) became a champion for those in need, both in her native St. Louis and around the world. The newspaper clip below highlights one of her overseas missions: “Here in St. Louis, a cultured woman has abandoned an income of $10,000 a year and the comforts and enjoyments of the land of her birth to become a missionary in China.”
Spring 2018

BY LARA ZIELIN

Alumna Mary Hancock McLean, pioneering female surgeon