Florence Keller

(1875-1974). Physician and missionary. Keller was born in Missouri and as a young child lived with her family in Arkansas. When Keller was 10 the family moved by covered wagon to the state of Washington, where she grew up among the Indian children. Later they moved to Walla Walla, where Keller was a member of the first class to matriculate there at the new college. From Walla Walla she went to Battle Creek to study nursing. She worked for Dr. J. H. Kellogg, who encouraged her to study medicine. Keller graduated from the American Medical Missionary College, precursor of the College of Medical Evangelists. She had the distinction of being the first woman physician to be sent overseas by the church. In Australia she was married to her college sweetheart, Dr. Peter Martin Keller. Shortly after...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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