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Phebe Brooks

PHEBE BROOKS, physician and surgeon, was born in Crawford County, Penn. She received her primary education in the district public schools, afterward attending and graduating at the State Normal School at Edinboro, Penn. She taught for several years, devoting her spare moments to the study of medicine. In 1876 she entered the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and graduated in June, 1878. She afterward spent one year at the New England Hospital for women and children, Boston, Mass. In December, 1879, Dr. Brooks opened an office in Sharon, and has since built up a good practice. She belongs to the Presbyterian Church, and is one of the well-known physicians of the [Sharon] borough.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 709

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