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Caroline Still Wiley Anderson
1848-1919
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: physician, doctor, educator

Patricia Bath
1942-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: holds four patents for medical devices

Dorothy Lavinia Brown
1919-2004
From: United States: Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Fields: Government and Politics, Health and Medicine

Alexa Canady
1950-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine

May Edward Chinn
1896-1980
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine

Rebecca J. Cole
1846-1922
From: United States: Pennsylvania, South Carolina
Fields: Health and Medicine

Rebecca Lee Crumpler
1831-1895
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Health and Medicine

M. Joycelyn Jones Elders
1933-
From: United States: Arizona
Fields: Health and Medicine

Eka Esu-Williams
1950-
From: Nigeria
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Justina Ford
1871-1952
From: United States: Colorado, Illinois
Fields: Health and Medicine

Mae C. Jemison
1956-
From: United States: Illinois, New Hampshire
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Health and Medicine

Nella Larsen
1893-1964
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry

Mary Eliza Mahoney
1845-1926
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: the first African-American registered nurse

J. Nozipo Maraire
1966-
From: Zimbabwe, United States: Connecticut, Massachusetts
Fields: Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry

Bridget Mason
1818-1891
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Business and Finance, Health and Medicine, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: former slave, nurse/midwife, real estate owner, philanthropist

Susan Maria Smith McKinney-Steward
1847-1918
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine

Ruth Ella Moore
1903-1994
From: United States: Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine

Grace Ogot
1930-
From: Kenya
Fields: Government and Politics, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry

Rachel Robinson
1922-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Mary Jane Seacole
1805-1881
From: Jamaica
Fields: Health and Medicine

Claudia Thomas Carty
From: United States: Maryland, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: doctor, orthopedic surgeon

Georgia E. Patton Washington
1864-1900
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Health and Medicine

Faye Wattleton
1943-
From: United States: Missouri, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Jane Wright
1919-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine



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