Her home, at 67 Pleasure Road, now has a plaque honoring her and is a cease on the Boston Girls’s Heritage Path.
From that home, Crumpler handled largely girls and youngsters, no matter their potential to pay. Her ebook, devoted to nurses and moms, is seen as a precursor to “What to Anticipate When You’re Anticipating” (1984), thought of the prenatal bible for numerous pregnant girls. It is stuffed with admonishments.
“Kids shouldn’t be requested in the event that they like such and such issues to eat, with the privilege of selecting that which can give them no nourishment to the blood,” Crumpler wrote. She additionally mentioned, “Mother and father ought to maintain onto their youngsters, and youngsters ought to stand by their mother and father, till the final strand of the silken wire is damaged.”
An article in 1894 in The Boston Globe described her ebook as “helpful” and Crumpler as “a really nice and mental girl” and “an indefatigable church employee.”
Crumpler died of fibroid tumors on March 9, 1895. She was 64. Her husband died in 1910.
In 2019 Vicky Gall, a historical past buff and president of the Mates of the Hyde Park Library, started a fund-raising marketing campaign to have gravestones put in for them each. They had been added at a ceremony on July 16, 2020, which Gall led.
“I didn’t do that as a feel-good second,” Gall mentioned by telephone. “It was a historic second. She didn’t know the significance of what she was doing on the time, however we acknowledge it now.”
There isn’t a extra trampled grass close to the resting web site of Rebecca Lee Crumpler. As a substitute, there may be an awakening of her contributions to the medical group. As she wrote in “A Ebook of Medical Discourses”: “What we want at the moment in each group just isn’t a shrinking or flagging of womanly usefulness on this area of labor, however renewed and brave readiness to do when and wherever responsibility calls.”