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List of famous female doctor of medicines, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female doctor of medicines list contains the most prominent and top females known for being doctor of medicines. You might also be interested in celebrities who went to medical school and funny doctor names you have to see to believe. There are thousand of females working as doctor of medicines in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic doctor of medicines have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a doctor of medicine then the people below should give you inspiration.

Famous women physicians include everyone from Elizabeth Blackwell to Tamika Cross.

While this isn't a list of all female doctor of medicines, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female doctor of medicines?" and "Who are the best female doctor of medicines?"

Elizabeth Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in Britain. Her sister Emily was the third woman in the US to get a medical degree. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1821-1910)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Physician

Schools: Bedford College, London, Geneva Medical College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St Bartholomew's Hospital

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Kadambini Ganguly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Kadambini Ganguly

Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu were the first two female graduates from India and the entire British Empire. She was also the first South Asian female physician, trained in western medicine, to graduate in South Asia. Anandi Gopal Joshi, another Indian, graduated as a physician the same year in USA. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1861-1923)

Birthplace: Bhagalpur, India

Profession: Physician

Schools: University of Calcutta, Medical College Kolkata

Muthulakshmi Reddi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and Padma Bhushan awardee in India. She was the first women legislator in India Muthulakshmi Reddy, was appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1927. For her, this nomination marked the beginning of her lifelong effort to "correct the balance" for women by removing social abuses and working for equality in moral standards. She was one of the women pioneers who stood for the cause of liberating India from the British. She was a women activist and a social reformer too. Muthulakshmi had many firsts to her recognition. She was the first girl student to be admitted into a Men's College, the first woman House ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)

Birthplace: Princely state

Profession: Physician

Schools: Madras Medical College

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Mae Jemison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to form a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer, and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Professor, Astronaut, Scientist, Physician

Schools: Stanford University, Cornell University, Morgan Park High School

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