This afternoon we were much pleased to receive a call from Mrs. Dr. Romania B. Pratt, wife of Brother Parley P. Pratt, who returned yesterday from the east. Before her last visit to the east, from which she has just returned, Dr. Pratt spent sixteen months in the study of medicine, in the New York Medical College, and this time she has been absent about two years, nearly the whole of that period at the Woman’s Medical College, Philadelphia, one of the best institutions of the kind on the Continent, where she graduated. Besides she spent some time at other medical institutions, for the purpose of making specialties of the water cure and obstetrics.
The lady has all the necessary apparatus to immediately enter upon the active duties of her profession as physician and surgeon. She is intelligent and capable, and has shown energy and perseverance in prosecuting her studies that alone would render her deserving of success. Her office for the present will be at her residence, in the 12th Ward, where she will be found at the service of any and all requiring her professional aid. A wide field of usefulness lies before her, and doubtless she will labor as indefatigably in it as she has in attaining the qualifications necessary for her present position.
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sept. 20, 1877, 1]
[Deseret News, Sept. 20, 1877]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, May 2006]