Emily Bacon '12
Emily Bacon ‘12 earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1916. She was Professor of Pediatrics at the Woman’s Medical College of Philadelphia for 28 years. She was Chief of Pediatrics at Mary Drexel Children’s Hospital which was later incorporated into Lankenau Hospital. The Hospital’s Child Guidance Clinic, which she founded, was renamed the Emily P. Bacon Youth Guidance Service. She was a practicing pediatrician for more than 50 years.
Emily was Class of 1912 president for 65 years. In an appeal to her classmates to attend their 35th Reunion she wrote, “I am too old and gray and feeble to do much coaxing and cajoling – but please won’t you come back? I will weep sadly into the Conococheague if I see none of your sweet wrinkled faces when I drive up to Main Hall.”