Ranice W. Crosby, obituary, The Baltimore Sun, by John-John Williams IV, Feb. 25, 20o07
Ranice W. Crosby, an accomplished medical illustrator and the first woman to be a department head at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died in her sleep on Feb. 18 at Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. She was 91.
The daughter of a salesman and a bookkeeper, Ranice W. Birch was born in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Upon completing high school in Providence, R.I., she attended the Connecticut College for Women, graduating in 1937.
She took a job at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1937 and began her studies in medical illustration under t
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