They Still Honor Our Woman Country Doctor: Dr Klehm Never Said 'Can't' to Her Patients, The News [obituary]

Title

They Still Honor Our Woman Country Doctor: Dr Klehm Never Said 'Can't' to Her Patients, The News [obituary]

Description

Newspaper article from The News, written by Carol Strand about the life of Dr. A. Louise Klehm in response to the American Legion honoring her. Dr. Klehm served as a nurse during the Spanish-American War at Fort Sheridan and in Florida. She attended the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical School and interned in the slums on west side of Chicago, delivering babies and performing other duties. After World War I, she studied under a famous plastic surgeon in Europe. Upon her return to the United States, Dr. Klehm joined the staff of St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. She was remembered for visiting patients by horse-drawn carriage until buying a Model T Ford in 1912. After breaking her arm cranking the car, Dr. Klehm still managed to make calls and deliver a baby. She received threats from the Black Hand gang; her sister, Alma recalls accompanying her on calls with revolver in hand for protection. She also joined her during her many calls during the World War I flu epidemic.

Date

1955-02-03

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Medium

clippings (information artifacts)

Source

Skokie Historical Society, Skokie, Illinois

Spatial Coverage

Skokie -- Illinois -- United States

Citation

“They Still Honor Our Woman Country Doctor: Dr Klehm Never Said 'Can't' to Her Patients, The News [obituary],” Skokie History Digital Collections, accessed January 22, 2020, https://skokiehistory.omeka.net/items/show/992.