In addition to her public health work for California women, Adelaide Brown also contributed to Stanford in a variety of ways, ranging from speaking to undergraduates about careers for women to serving as a lecturer in pediatrics at the School of Medicine. In one of her most enduring legacies, Brown was a founding member of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association.
Brown also paid tribute to those who came before her, publishing “The History of the Development of Women in Medicine in California” in the May 1925 issue of California and Western Medicine. There, she surveyed the work of earlier women—including her own mother—who expanded the opportunities for women to train in and practice medicine.
Photograph of Charlotte Blake Brown, the mother of Adelaide Brown, which Adelaide Brown included in her 1925 article on the history of women in California medicineImage courtesy of the Stanford Medical History Center