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Medical Practitioners

Physicians, nurses, psychiatrists and others involved in the treatment of physical and mental illness.

  • Elizabeth Kenny (born 1886, died 1952)

    Australian nurse.

    • Developed a treatment for polio
  • Florence Nightingale (born 1820, died 1910)

    British nurse in the Crimean War, and the founder of modern professional nursing. First woman to receive the British Order of Merit, 1907. Born in Florence, Italy.

    • Founded the Nightingale School for Nurses in 1860
  • Alice Hamilton (born 1869, died 1970)

    American physician who founded the field of occupational medicine.

    • Became Harvard Medical School''s first female professor in 1919, six years before women were admitted as students
  • Leta S. Hollingworth (born 1886, died 1939)

    American psychologist, feminist and educator.

    • Known for her pioneering work on the psychology of women and her studies of gifted children
  • Jane Cooke Wright (born 1919)

    American physician.

    • Known for her work in chemotherapy
  • Dorothea Leporin-Erxleben

    German physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Germany
  • Anna Morandi Manzolini

    Italian physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Italy
  • Elizabeth Blackwell (born 1821, died 1907)

    American physician, writer and teacher.

    • First licensed female physician in the U.S.
  • Rosina Heikel

    Finnish physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Finland
  • Constance Stone

    Australian physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Australia
  • Rita Lobato Velho Lopez

    Brazilian physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Brazil
  • Emily Jennings Stowe (born 1831, died 1903)

    Canadian educator, physician, and suffrage activist.

    • First licensed female physician in Canada
  • Ernestine PĂ©rez

    Chilean physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Chile
  • Matilde Montoya

    Mexican physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Mexico
  • Karolina Widerstrom

    Swedish physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Sweden
  • Laura Martinez de Carvajales y Camino

    Cuban physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Cuba
  • Cecilia Grierson

    Argentine physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Argentina
  • Clemence Evrard

    Belgian physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Belgium
  • Gabrielle Possaner-Ehrenthal

    Austrian physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Austria
  • Marie Spangberg-Holth

    Norwegian physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Norway
  • Ester Kim Pak

    Korean physician.

    • First licensed female physician in Korea
  • Eka Esu-Williams (born 1950)

    Nigerian immunologist and feminist.

    • Founded the Society for Women Against AIDS in Africa
  • Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska (born 1829, died 1902)

    German-born American physician and educator.

    • Founded the New England Hospital for Women and Children, with an all-female staff, in 1862
  • Linda Richards (born 1841, died 1930)

    American nurse.

    • First graduate of the United States'' first professional training program for nurses, she went on to establish programs of her own in the U.S. and Japan
  • Edith Louisa Cavell (born 1865, died 1915)

    English nurse.

    • Executed by a Nazi firing squad for helping 200 Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
  • Maude Abbott (born 1869, died 1940)

    American medical researcher.

    • Renowned for her studies of the anatomic impact of coronary disease
  • Karen Horney (born 1885, died 1952)

    German-born American psychiatrist.

    • Wrote Neurosis and Human Growth
  • Alexa Canady

    American surgeon.

    • The first African-American, female neurosurgeon

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