Dr. Grace Scholz Mountjoy
One of Missouri’s First Female Physicians —
DR. GRACE SCHOLZ MOUNTJOY graduated from the University of Missouri's School of Medicine in 1906 at the age of 25. She joined her father, a general practitioner in St. Louis, in 1913. She took over his practice and ran it for nearly 50 years. Mountjoy charged 50 cents for an office visit and $1 for a house call. At any hour of the day or night, she would have her son or husband escort her to a streetcar that would take her to patients’ homes. She stayed in St. Louis until her death in 1985 at the age of 97.