Medicine

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Male students petitioned to have Elizabeth Garrett removed from their school, but she still went on to become Britain’s first female physician.

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Helen B. Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig helped found the field of pediatric cardiology after a childhood struggle with dyslexia.

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Dorothy H. Anderson

As the first to recognize cystic fibrosis as a disease, Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen changed the lives of people with this condition.

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Florence Nightingale

You might think you know the story of Florence Nightingale as a pioneer in the nursing profession, but did you know she was also a brilliant statistician?

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Anandi Gopal Joshi

Today we meet the first Indian woman to study Western medicine, Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi.

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Alice Hamilton

Alice Hamilton chose medicine so that she could “be of use anywhere.” She used her skills to help usher in sweeping changes in worker’s safety throughout the U.S.

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Maude Leonora Menten

Today we celebrate one of the first female doctors born in Canada was also a pioneer in enzyme kinetics and histochemistry, Maud Leonora Menten.

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Margaret Chan

Dr. Margaret Chan has faced many challenges as the director-general of the World Health Organization.

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Laura Manuelidis

February 29th is Rare Disease Day, and today we’re featuring a scientist with a rare perspective on a rare disease: Dr. Laura Manuelidis.

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C. Noel Bairey Merz

It’s Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness of women’s risks for heart disease. In honor of the day, meet Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, a cardiologist who is changing the understanding of women’s health.

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