Woman of the Century/Helena Maxwell Cady
CADY, Mrs. Helena Maxwell, doctor of medicine, born in New Orleans, La., 26th April, 1849. She spent most of her youth in Cuba, where her father, Patric W. Maxwell, a civil engineer, was engaged in the erection of sugar engines and the building of bridges and railroads. Her grandfather, Dr. John Maxwell, of Dundee, Scotland, was a surgeon in the British army for many years. Her father never claimed his Scotch inheritance, which included a baronetcy. Helena did not enjoy the best of educational opportunities, as Cuba was not then a land of general education. She was married to Mr. Cady in 1870 and has a family of seven living children. While living in Arkansas, after the Civil War, she became interested in medicine, and in adversity she turned her attention to that profession. She took a course in the Homeopathic School of Physicians and Surgeons in St. Louis. After graduating M. D., she practiced for several years in Little Rock, Ark. Leaving that city, she settled in Louisville, Ky., where she is now engaged in successful practice. In addition to her professional and literary work, Dr. Cady has been active in philanthropic work. She is a member of the Episcopal Church, a King's Daughter, a worker and member of the Woman's Christian Temprance HELENA MAXWELL CADY. Union, a member of the Woman Suffrage Association of Louisville, and president of a circle of the women of the Grand Army of the Republic. She was for several years one of the staff of physicians of the Little Rock Free Dispensary. She is a member of the Southern Homeopathic Medical Association and of the Kentucky Homeopathic Medical Society. She is a busy and successful woman, and has written considerably, both in prose and verse.