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I'll Have The Little Old Lady On My Side

“I’ll have the little old lady on my side.”

That’s what Colorado Governor John Vivian said of Dr. Florence Sabin in 1946. At age 75, she championed the overhaul of the state public health system. This, after a distinguished career as a professor and medical researcher. Her biography frequently includes the phrase, “She was the first woman to….”

As I studied her list of accomplishments, I didn’t even understand what most of the terms meant. But as I . . .

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