Elizabeth Crowne was born in 1891 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the first female student to enroll at St. Luke’s Medical School in rural Massachusetts. Before completing her degree, Crowne abruptly dropped out and traveled the world. Upon her return to Pittsburgh in 1919, she dubbed herself an “uncannologist” and opened informal offices in her parents’ home at 206 Cressida Street. Her exploits were first recounted in the book The Mysterious Tongue of Dr. Vermilion.
This website celebrates the life and career of Elizabeth Crowne while also exploring the exciting field of uncannology.