You may have heard of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, but have you heard of “Doc Susie”? This Colorado legend brought a new standard of medical care to the frontier and overcame unbelievable hardship to practice medicine.
What’s so special about her life?
After earning her physician’s license in 1897, Anderson struggled to find work in Denver where people “didn’t believe in women doctors.” She did not let this stop her love of medicine and moved to Fraser, where she cured lumberjacks, tended to miners’ injuries, and even cared for animals. Meet the tenacious treasure of Fraser, one of the first to practice medicine in the state of Colorado.