Agnes Vernon Bartlett was born March 18, 1911, in Kyoto, Japan. She attended Bradford Junior College and Mt. Holyoke College, receiving her A. B. degree in 1934. In 1938, she received her M. D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and completed her internship and residencies at Massachusetts Memorial Hospitals in Boston. From 1944-1945, Bartlett served as a physician, and later as principal medical officer in the War Relocation Authority Centers at Poston, Arizona, and Manzanar, California. From 1948-1950, Bartlett was a Clinical Assistant in Pharmacology (Anesthesia) at Dartmouth Medical School. She returned to the Medical School in 1964, after several years of private practice. In 1971 Bartlett was named Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery. She retired in 1976. Bartlett also served as a trustee of Brookhaven Home for Boys in Chelsea, VT. Bartlett died on August 7, 1990, in Hanover, NH.