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Maude Abbott
1869-1940
From: Canada
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: physician, doctor, specialist in congenital heart disease

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

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
1836-1917
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Health and Medicine, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: first female physician in England, first female mayor in England

Virginia Apgar
1909-1974
From: United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: anesthesiologist, neonatologist, developed the Apgar score for newborns

Sarah G. Bagley
1806-1883
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: Women's rights activist, labor organizer

Ellen S. Baker
1953-
From: United States: New York, North Carolina, Texas
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Physician, astronaut

Sara Josephine Baker
1873-1945
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: Physician, pioneer in public health

Martha Ballard
c.1735-1812
From: United States: Maine, Massachusetts
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Midwife, diarist

Josephine Barnes
1912-1999
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Physician

Elizabeth Barrett-Conner
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Epidemiology

Emily Dunning Barringer
1876-1961
From: United States: Connecticut, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: First female ambulance surgeon

Clara Barton
1821-1912
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Nurse, founder of the American Red Cross

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

Mary Ann Bickerdyke
1817-1901
From: United States
Fields: Health and Medicine, Military and Warfare

Elizabeth Blackwell
1821-1910
From: United Kingdom, United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Emily Blackwell
1826-1910
From: United Kingdom, United States: Maine, New York, Ohio
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine

Mary Breckinridge
1881-1965
From: United States: Kentucky
Fields: Health and Medicine

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

Gro Harlem Brundtland
1939-
From: Norway
Fields: Health and Medicine

Vivian Bullwinkel
1915-2000
From: Australia
Fields: Health and Medicine, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, military nurse, prisoner of war

Mary S. Calderone
1904-1998
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine

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

Elaine Carter
From: United States
Fields: Health and Medicine

Edith Louisa Cavell
1865-1915
From: United Kingdom
Fields: 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

Gerty Cori
1896-1957
From: Czech Republic, United States: Missouri
Fields: Health and Medicine

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

Jane Delano
1862-1919
From: United States: Florida, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Health and Medicine, Military and Warfare

Dorothea Dix
1802-1887
From: United States: Illinois, Maine, New Jersey
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Gladys Ward Dunn
1907-1980
From: United States: New Hampshire, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine

Cassandra Pickett Durham
1824-1885
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Health and Medicine

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

Gertrude Belle Elion
1918-1999
From: United States: New York
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

Charlotte Friend
1921-1987
From: United States: New York
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: virologist, virus-cancer connection

Patricia Goldman-Rakic
1937-2003
From: United States: Connecticut, Massachusetts
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: neurobiologist, memory

Alice Hamilton
1869-1970
From: United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: founder of occupational medicine and toxicology, professor

Bernadine Healy
1944-2011
From: United States: Maryland, New York, Ohio, Washington DC
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: doctor, physician, cardiologist, NIH, Red Cross

Hildegard of Bingen
1098-1179
From: Germany
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Other
Key Words/Phrases: mystic, nun, abbess, counselor, scientist, composer, polymath

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

Elizabeth Kenny
1886-1952
From: Australia, United States: Minnesota
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, pioneering physical therapist

Mary-Claire King
1946-
From: United States: Illinois, Washington
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: geneticist, studies HIV, lupus, breast and ovarian cancer genes

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
1926-2004
From: Switzerland, United States: Arizona, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: specialized in terminally ill patients

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

Rita Levi-Montalcini
1909-
From: Italy, United States: Missouri
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: neurologist, Nobel Prize, nerve growth factor

Dame Jean Macnamara
1899-1968
From: Australia
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: physician, doctor, scientist

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

Sophie Mannerheim
1863-1928
From: Finland
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: pioneer of nursing

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

Florence Nightingale
1820-1910
From: Italy, United Kingdom
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, statistician, Crimean War, nurse training

Christiane Northrup
From: United States: Maine
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: physician, doctor, gynecologist

Antonia Novello
1944-
From: Puerto Rico, United States
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: doctor, physician, Surgeon General, Public Health Service

Molly Ockett
ca. 1744-1816
From: United States: Maine
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: healer

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

Gisella Perl
1907-1988
From: Hungary, Israel, Romania, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: gynecologist, inmate concentration camp doctor

Susan La Flesche Picotte
1865-1915
From: United States: Nebraska
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: the first American Indian woman doctor, physician, teacher

Joan Miller Platt
1925-1998
From: United States: Florida, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: doctor, physician, surgeon

Helen C. Putnam
1857-
From: United States: Minnesota, Rhode Island
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: doctor, gynecologist

Linda Richards
1841-1930
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, founded nursing schools

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

Nawal El Saadawi
1931-
From: Egypt
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry

Florence Sabin
1871-1953
From: United States: Colorado
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Margaret Sanger
1879-1966
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

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

Jean Ann Seago
From: United States: California
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine

Margaret Rhea Seddon
1947-
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Health and Medicine

Anna Howard Shaw
1847-1919
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: women's suffrage, minister, physician

Ellen Kovner Silbergeld
1945-
From: United States: Maryland, Washington DC
Fields: Engineering, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: toxicology, environmental health

Sarah Stewart
1905-1976
From: Mexico, United States: Washington DC
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: cancer researcher, oncologist

Helen Brooke Taussig
1898-1986
From: United States: Maryland, Massachusetts
Fields: Health and Medicine

Lucy Hobbs Taylor
1833-1910
From: United States: Kansas, Michigan, New York, Ohio
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine

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

Trotula of Salerno
11th Century A.D.-
From: Italy
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine

Jennie Kidd Trout
1841-1921
From: United Kingdom, United States: Florida
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: physician, doctor

Irene Ayako Uchida
1917-
From: Canada
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine

Nora Volkow
1956-
From: Mexico, United States: Maryland
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: director of National Institute on Drug Abuse

Florence Wald
1917-2008
From: United States: Connecticut, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Lillian D. Wald
1867-1940
From: United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Mary Edwards Walker
1832-1919
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights

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

Annie Dodge Wauneka
1910-1997
From: United States: Arizona
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: served on the Navajo Tribal Council, health activist, Medal of Freedom

Nancy Wexler
1945-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Psychology

Anna Wessels Williams
1863-1954
From: United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine

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

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1921-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Physics

Rachelle Slobodinsky Yarros
1869-1946
From: Russia, United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine

Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska
1829-1902
From: Germany, United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: physician, doctor, educator, established a medical school and hospital

Huda Y. Zoghbi
From: Lebanon, United States: Texas
Fields: Health and Medicine



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