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Jane Avery Fiscus, M.D., 1934 - 2005

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Jane Avery Fiscus, M.D., 1934 - 2005

Dr. Jane Avery Fiscus was the first woman to serve as Allegany County Health Officer.

Born in Wilburton, Oklahoma, Dr. Fiscus received her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University in 1956 and graduated from the Baylor University College of Medicine with an M.D. in 1961. Her training and practice was in family medicine until 1977. It was in that year she accepted the position of Health Officer for the Allegany County Health Department, an office she held for twenty years, until 1997.

Dr. Jane Avery Fiscus focused her professional life on the improvement of community health, prevention of disease and coordination of health related services among community agencies.


Information provided by Dr. Sue Raver, Allegany County Health department

Photograph provided by Brenda Caldwell, Allegany County Health Department

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Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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