Baker, Sara Josephine

Baker, Sara Josephine

(1873–1945) physician, public health administrator; born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Her efforts led to greatly reduced levels of infant mortality in New York City before World War II and the creation of agencies to foster child health care. A suffragette, she lectured widely on public health (1916–31) and was the author of numerous books and articles.
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