Anna Maria Gove was born July 6, 1867, in Whitefield, New Hampshire. After her education at MIT and Woman’s Medical College of New York Infirmary, from which she graduated in 1892, Dr. Gove served for a year in the New York Infant Asylum. In 1893 she came to the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG). She remained at the school as resident physician, professor of hygiene, and director of the Department of Health until her retirement in 1937.
Fond of travel, Dr. Gove visited many parts of the world. In 1896-1897 and again in 1913-1914, she visited Vienna for postgraduate study. During WWI, she served with the Red Cross in the Children’s Relief Division in Marseilles and Ardeche and with the Smith College Relief Unit. In 1926-1927 she took a leave of absence from the college and traveled extensively in the Orient. She also spent many summers in study and clinical work in the United States at Cornell, Chicago, New York and Michigan. Dr. Gove died in Greensboro on January 28, 1948.