Black Women Who Made Medical History

Emma McGowan
Mar 29, 2019 - 5:00
Black Women Who Made Medical History

When we learn about the history of medicine, we usually hear about white men. Watson and DNA. Freud and psychology. Fleming and penicillin. You almost never hear about Black women. That is not because Black women haven’t participated in medicine — far from it. Black women have been integral to the formation of modern medicine, from the enslaved women who were unwilling participants in the development of gynecology, to free Black women who became medical professionals when...

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3 Replies to “Black Women Who Made Medical History”

  1. Thank you for the quick history lesson that we do not often hear about. I am currently in medical school (graduating this may) and I love to learn about the women who came before me. It’s an honor to follow them.

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