Florence R. Sabin Statue

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    The Colorado statue depicting Florence R. Sabin is in the National Statuary Hall Collection since February 26th, 1959. It is located in the Hall of Columns at the US Capitol.
    Sabin was a pioneer physician, researcher, and public health expert. Among the many ‘firsts’ she acclaimed are one of the first women graduated from the Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1900, the first woman to become a full professor at a medical college in 1917, the first woman president of the American Association of Anatomists in 1924, and the first woman member of the National Academy of Science. After she retired from Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City in her early seventies, she answered the Colorado governor’s call to chair a health subcommittee. Her findings and recommendations were incorporated into the “Sabin Health Laws,” which modernized the health system in Colorado.
    The bronze statue was created by the internationally known American sculptress and illustrator Joy Buba. She is famous for creating sculptures of people that can be seen across the US and in Vatican City, and for the very detailed sculptures she made after observing and documenting the subject in her sketchbook.

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    Address: Hall of Columns in the US Capitol, First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
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