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Dr. Daisy Maude Orleman

Dr. Daisy Maude Orleman

Female 1869 - 1942  (73 years)

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  • Name Daisy Maude Orleman 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1869  Fort Riley, Geary, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1880  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1904  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at time of marriage
    Residence 1910  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Mar 1942  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • complications from a fall
    Person ID I5185  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2020 

    Father Louis Henry Orleman,   b. 14 Jun 1841, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine Flockerzi,   b. 19 Jun 1843, , Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1925, Peekskill Village, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1859  Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dr. Andrew Rose Robinson,   b. 31 Jul 1846, Claude, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1924, Caledon, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1904  Cohassat, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _STAT Bef 1921 
    Divorced 
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1869 - Fort Riley, Geary, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1904 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Oct 1904 - Cohassat, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 1942 - Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Daisy Orleman
    Daisy Orleman
    "Daisy in Paris in front of the Red Cross Headquarters, Place de la Concorde."
    Daisy Orleman
    Daisy Orleman
    She married Dr. Andrew Robinson of Peel County, Ontario

    Documents
    Robinson - Orleman marriage
    Robinson - Orleman marriage

    Obituaries
    Daisy Maude Orleman
    Daisy Maude Orleman
    Daisy Orleman Robinson obit
    Daisy Orleman Robinson obit

  • Notes 
    • In a man's world, Daisy Orleman Robinson was an amazing woman. Daisy's medical career began at her father's all-male Peekskill Military Academy. Lest potential applicants (or? more likely? their parents) be offended by the prospect of being examined by an unmarried woman, the school's brochure offered no clue that the resident physician? Dr D. Orleman? was female.

      When Daisy finally struck out on her own, she chose to specialize in dermatology. This is when we encounter her, here, in the Journal report of an April 7, 1908, meeting. Contrary to the accepted wisdom that in 1921 Dr Rose Hirschler was the first female dermatologist, Daisy rightfully deserves credit for being the woman who breached the barricades of this boys-only bastion. No shrinking violet, our Daisy was also the first female officer of the Westchester County Medical Association,
      founded in 1797.

      With the outbreak of World War I, Daisy volunteered her medical services to the French Army. When her own country entered the fray, Daisy joined the United States Army as a surgeon. At the end of hostilities she was decorated by both countries.
      Returning to New York, Daisy devoted herself to public health. She campaigned alongside Margaret Sanger to promote birth control, a less bloody but no less bitterly contested battle than any she had seen in Europe. She joined the United States Public Health Service and even served as acting Surgeon General to the United States? another first for a woman that would not be repeated until Antonia Novello was appointed Surgeon General in 1990.

      For such a vital, vibrant person, it is ironic that Daisy's death was precipitated by a small stumble while vacationing in Florida. Complications from the fall proved fatal, and Daisy died on March 12, 1942, in Jacksonville. Why this pioneering female physician is not better known is a mystery to me.

      --source: ARCH DERMATOL/ VOL 144 (NO. 9), SEP 2008 WWW.ARCHDERMATOL.COM