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Susan Keeter, oil on canvas
SUNY Upstate Medical University ©2000

On Back of Card:
Sarah Loguen, MD (1850-1933) grew up in Syracuse, NY and became one of the nation's first African American women physicians. The daughter of abolitionists Caroline Storum and the Reverend Jermain Wesley Loguen, a former slave, Sarah was raised in a family that helped 1,500 African Americans on their dangerous escape from slavery to freedom. She graduated from Syracuse University's College of Medicine in 1876, interned at the Women's Hospital of Philadelphia and the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston from 1876 to 1878, then practiced medicine in Washington, DC. In 1882, Dr. Loguen married Charles Fraser, a pharmacist in the Dominican Republic (then known as Santo Domingo), whom she met through Frederick Douglass. She became the first woman doctor in the Dominican Republic.
In 1911, Dr. Loguen Fraser returned to Washington, DC where she continued to practice medicine twice a week at the Woman's Clinic on the corner of 13th and Tea streets, NW. In 1926, the 76-year-old was a guest at Howard University in honor of the 50th anniversary of her graduation from medical school. Dr. Loguen Fraser is buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Washington, DC. When news of her death reached Santo Domingo, a mass was held, flowers put on her husband's grave, and flags were flown at half mast for nine days.