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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Mary C. Wuester

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A representative of the best type of the progressive women of the Sunflower State is she whose name initiates this paragraph, and she had proved specially successful and influential in connection with a line of educational and business enterprise in which few women have made exploitation. In 1909 Mrs. Wuester established in the City of Wichita the Wuester School of Pharmacy, and she had made this institution one of the valuable and ably directed technical schools of the state.

Mrs. Wuester was born in Marshall County, Kansas, and after completing the curriculum of the public schools she pursued a higher academic course in the Seminary of the Sacred Heart at St. Joseph, Missouri. Thereafter, by close application under the direction of private preceptors, she fortified herself in the varied and exacting branches of scientific and practical study involved in commercial pharmacy, and in 1901 she initiated her specially admirable work as a teacher of pharmacy. She conducted classes in several of the larger cities of Kansas and in 1909, as previously noted, she established at Wichita the Wuester School of Pharmacy, which had since been successfully conducted under her personal supervision and each department of which is modern in facilities and general equipment. The school now draws its students not only from Kansas and other states of the Middle West but also from some of the eastern states, and it had the distinction of being the only independent institution of its kind in Kansas. Graduates of the school are so fortified in scientific and technical knowledge as to be able to pass the examinations demanded for the practice of pharmacy in any state in the Union, and the students who have gone forth from this excellent institution are the most effective exploiters of its effective work. Mrs. Wuester is a woman of prodigious energy and progressiveness and had found in her present domain of enterprise a splendid field for valuable service. She is an active member of the Kansas State Pharmaceutical Association and is consistently to be designated as one of the representative women of the Sunflower State.


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