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The Powdermaker Sisters

Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Florence Powdermaker and tells the story of her sister Hortense, both Doctorates, who in the 1920s contributed greatly to the fields of psychiatry and anthropology, respectively. They lived on a 103-acre farm in Ridgebury for 30 years. Powdermaker Drive is named after them.

Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Florence Powdermaker and tells the story of her sister Hortense, both Doctorates, who in the 1920s contributed greatly to their respective fields. Florence had a doctorate in medicine and psychiatry and Hortense was a doctor of anthropology. They lived on a 103-acre farm in Ridgebury for 30 years. Powdermaker Drive is named after them.

Read two of Florence Powdermaker’s books online.

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