5 Women πŸ‘© That Totally πŸ’― Changed πŸ”„ Medicine πŸ’‰ ...


There are lots of women that changed medicine. In light of the International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at women that with their work changed the face of medicine. These women invented and developed techniques and drugs or founded organizations that made significant differences in medicine. While at their time a woman was not easily accepted into science these ladies tried it and succeeded at it making groundbreaking discoveries. Here are some of the top women that changed medicine.

1. Clara Barton – Founder of the American Red Cross

Clara Barton was a self-taught nurse during the American Civil War. After the war, she ran the Office of Missing Soldiers, an office whose purpose was to find missing soldiers and identify killed soldiers. Barton also delivered lectures around the country about her experiences during the war. After a country tour left her exhausted she closed down the office and travelled to Europe. In Switzerland, she became familiar with the Red Cross and she was later invited to represent the American branch. She gained recognition for the Red Cross from the United States government and she later became the President of the American Red Cross, providing help where it was needed. Clara Barton is definitely one to the most important women that changed medicine.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow – RIA Developer
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