Alice Bunker Stockham

Alice Bunker Stockham
Alice Bunker Stockham (1833-1912) was a doctor who specialized in pediatrics and women’s reproductive health. She wrote pioneering books and pamphlets on female sexuality at a time when the subject was taboo, founded a publishing house to print them, and later was tried and found guilty of sending improper material through the mail. She came to Evanston in 1890 with her children and lived here until 1910. Stockham was an active supporter of women’s rights throughout her life.

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