Josephine White deLacour

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Josephine M. R. White deLacour (about 1849 – 1929) was an American physician and suffragist, the first woman physician in Delaware.


Josephine M. R. White deLacour, born in about 1849, was the daughter of Alexander and Mary Beyer White. She attended Wesleyan Female College in Wilmington, Delaware and received her medical degree from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1878.[1] She began her practice in Wilmington, Delaware in 1879 and in 1880 became the first woman elected a member of the Delaware Medical Society.[2] She was also active in the women's suffrage movement, serving as president of the Wilmington Equal Suffrage Association.[3] In 1900, she married Edward deLacour, a judge of the Appeal Tax Court of Baltimore. They lived at 706 West Street in Wilmington, Delaware, where she also had her office. Josephine White deLacour practiced medicine in Wilmington for 50 years, until her death on March 16, 1929.[4]


  1. ^ Barrett, Helen (14 March 1928). "Dr. White deLacour Has Golden Jubilee". Every Evening. Wilmington, Delaware. p. 8.
  2. ^ "State Medical Society". Daily Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. 9 June 1880. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Delaware's Victory Luncheon". The Woman Citizen. 19 July 1919. p. 171.
  4. ^ "Woman Physician Is Heart Victim". Wilmington Morning News. 18 March 1929. p. 2.