Women Ahead of Their Time: The Life and Legacy of the Berry Sisters
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Jane Knapp, MD
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Two remarkable sisters, Alice Berry Graham and Katherine Berry Richardson, one a dentist and one a surgeon, founded Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City in 1897. They brought to the task an indefatigable dedication to the plight of poor sick children that transformed the community forever. Along the way they founded a nursing school, worked around segregation to train African-American physicians and nurses in pediatrics, faced constant financial ruin and yet, managed to become the social conscience of the city. Their work created a legacy of caring that endures today.
Listen in as Jane Knapp, MD discusses these two women and how they started Children’s Mercy.
Smith, Michael and Knapp, Jane, "Women Ahead of Their Time: The Life and Legacy of the Berry Sisters" (2016). Transformational Pediatrics Podcast. 61.