Female Physicians: Women Doctors
Agnodice - Woman Doctor of Classical Greece
A profile of Agnodice, gynecologist in Athens in the 4th century BCE.
Tenley Albright became an Olympic gold figure skater, despite contracting polio as a child.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Sister of suffrage activist Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman physician in Great Britain. She overcame much opposition to win her license.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson - 1911 Biography
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was a pioneer female physician who practiced in London. This biographical sketch was published in 1911.
Virginia Apgar biography: profile of the woman who pioneered in newborn health.
Biography plus an index to other resources on this site about the first woman medical doctor of the modern era. From your About Women's History Guide.
Anna Howard Shaw Quotes
Quotations from Anna Howard Shaw, a physician and minister who was also a prominent woman suffrage activist.
Trota or Trotula
Profile of Trotula or Trota, a medieval woman physician whose texts on gynecology and obstetrics were widely used for several hundred years in Europe.
Women: Nursing, Medicine
An interesting insight into the view of women physicians as noted in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Biography of Emily Blackwell from the National Women's Hall of Fame.
Roberta Lynn Bondar
Official NASA profile of Roberta Lynn Bondar, a Canadian astronaut, neurologist, and research scientist. As a payload specialist, Bondar conducted experiments aboard space shuttle Discovery in January, 1992.
The Female Physician
No, not a woman who was a physician, but a book about diseases of women, published in 1724 and written by John Maubray. Eight pages from the document are included on this site -- click a thumbnail for a readable view of any of the pages.
Dr. Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier
An early woman physician and surgeon, Dr. Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier was inspired to atttend medical school by the example of Elizabeth Blackwell. She opened and supported the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital for Women in New York, training more women for the medical profession.
With High Hopes: Women Contract Surgeons in World War I
Article from Minerva (Quarterly Report on Women and the Miiitary) on female doctors during World War I.
Dr. Mary E. Walker
About Dr. Mary E. Walker: Known for her unconventional dress - she often wore trousers and a man's coat - this pioneer physician worked for the Union Army as a nurse and spy while she waited for an official commission as a surgeon.