Church History


    A Deliverer in Israel

    With encouragement from the Relief Society and an 1873 general conference talk by Brigham Young, Ellis Shipp went to Philadelphia in 1875 to attend medical school. Three years later, President George Q. Cannon set her apart to practice medicine among the Saints. Shipp practiced and taught medicine for over 50 years and delivered more than 6,000 babies. 

    Andrea Ventilla, “LDS Women’s Education, 1875–1896,”