Women's History Month
As Women's History Month comes to a close, let's take a moment to remember these strong women who were trailblazers in the medical field: Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Mary Edwards Walker and Emily Blackwell.
Dr. Crumpler was New England Female Medical College's first and only African-American graduate and an integral part of helping more than 4,000,000 slaves transition to freedom.
Dr. Mary Walker volunteered in the Union effort as a nurse in providing the temporary hospital in DC at the outbreak of the Civil War.
Emily Blackwell's remarkable administrative skills gradually transformed an institution housed in a rented, sixteen-room house into a hospital that grew so steadily it was forced to continually move to ever-larger quarters.
These are just a few examples of many strong women that have gone before us, paving the way for equality.