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Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.

Explore the Exhibition


Find out all you need to know to plan your visit to the exhibition including schedule, directions, and tour information.


Perform your own customized database search to learn about the woman physicians featured in this exhibition. Learn about their sources of inspiration, the challenges they faced, and their accomplishments.


Students, find out if a career in medicine is for you through the guide to medical career Web sites. Teachers, print classroom lesson plans and view an extensive bibliography including books and videos.


Check out these online interactive activities that use games and learning modules to bring issues of science and medicine to life.

Share Your Story

Post your story about a woman physician who you think should be part of this project and read stories that others have submitted.

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