Pioneering Alaska Doctor Marcell Jackson Dies
M. Marcell Jackson, one of Alaska’s first female doctors, has died at age 84.
Jackson’s medical career dated from territorial days. During early statehood, Jackson was one of a handful of women doctors practicing in the state.
She died on Dec. 8 in Anchorage.
Jackson was born in Lewistown, Mont., in 1929. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Montana State University, moving to Alaska in 1951. She became a lab technician for Anchorage doctors, one of whom urged her to pursue a medical degree.
A service is scheduled for Jan. 19 in Anchorage.
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