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Famous Female Physicians

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List of famous female physicians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female physicians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being physicians. There are thousand of females working as physicians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic physicians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a physician then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female physicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female physicians?" and "Who are the best female physicians?"
Jane Addams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. In an era when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the most prominent reformers of the Progressive Era. She helped turn America to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, local public health, and world peace. She said that if women were to be responsible for cleaning up their communities and making them better places to live, they needed to be able to vote to do so effectively. Addams became a role model for middle-class women ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1860-1935)

Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois

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Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in some public and private schools throughout the world. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1870-1952)

Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy

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Mae Jemison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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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: 62

Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States of America

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Elizabeth Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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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

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