New York State Women's History

Jackson's Water Cure/Home on the Hill ...A NYS Women's History Site
Dr. Harriet Austin
Dansville NY

Type: Sanitarium

Category/Significance: women's rights; dress reform; professions (medicine)

Physician and co-director of Our Home on the Hill health center in Dansville, New York.This Water Cure/Dress Reform, etc. Sanitarium thrived, drawing many popular icons on the lecture circuit such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Clara Barton, who eventually became a patient after her lengthy travels, and who would later found the first American Red Cross chapter in Dansville in 1881.

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