Ethel Dunham and Martha Eliot were both born in the late 1800′s and met in college. From that moment forward, their individual careers and mutual relationship were tightly entwined.
After medical school at John Hopkins, they both attained major positions at Yale and Harvard. They also worked in social service for the U.S. Children’s Bureau, as leaders in administration and policy.
Later, their scientific research made great strides in child health.
For one, Ethel established standards of care for both full-term and premature newborns. And Martha improved the prevention and early diagnosis of rickets.
Over the years, Ethel and Martha coordinated career choices for the sake of their domestic life together.
Agonized by brief periods apart, they remained a devoted couple for nearly sixty years until 1969 – when death did them part.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 8:59am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
On Thursday, Diversity Richmond, in partnership with WRIR, will host its third radio show, this time on LGBT sexuality and in front of a live audience. The organization’s new monthly series that broadcasts on 97.3 FM addresses LGBT issues. Diversity Richmond’s first show launched two months ago and featured SAGE Central Virginia, a program Diversity [...]