April 22, 1935
College physician and professor of physiology and hygiene for over 40 years Elizabeth Burr Thelberg died at her home, "Green Pastures," on the campus. Joining the faculty in 1887, three years after receiving her M.D. degree from the Women's Medical College of the New York Infirmary, Dr. Thelberg seved as president of the Medical Women's National Association and the Medical Women's Medical Association of the New York State, a fellow of the American Medical Association and a charter member of the American Student Health Associatioin. She retired from Vassar in 1930 and was 74 years of age at the time of her death.