Heath, Gertrude (1859 - )

Genre: Poetry

Poet and doctor Gertrude Emma Heath was a native of Gardiner, ME. She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1877 and studied medicine one year with Dr. H. M. Potter. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago in 1883, and later took a special course, diseases of the eye and ear, under Dr. C. H. Vilas. She practiced in Chicago in 1883 then returned to Gardiner in 1884 to practice. She worked at the Maine Insane Hospital (Augusta) beginning in 1900.

Selected Bibliography

  • Rhymes and Jingles for a Good Child (1897)
  • The Madonna and the Christ-Child, Legends and Lyrics (1911)
  • A Son of Maine: Herbert Milton Heath (1916)
  • When All the Birds Begin to Sing (1928)