women in medicine

Meet Gerty Cori, the Nobel-winning biochemist who uncovered how the body stores and consumes sugars

Cori's work determined glycogen storage "disease" had several subtypes, each with a unique molecular cause

Meet Virginia Apgar, the unlikely anesthesiologist who saved newborn babies

Apgar's simple, standardized score helped decrease the startlingly high infant mortality rate

Meet Merit-Ptah, the ancient Egyptian doctor who didn't exist

Though created by accident, her story fit neatly with burgeoning 20th century feminism

Meet Lady Mary Montagu, who brought smallpox inoculation to England

This poet and essayist likely saved many lives from this deadly, disfiguring disease

Can you help identify unnamed women scientists of the past?

Science History Institute is crowdsourcing the identities of scientists snubbed in archive

This OB-GYN is waging war on Goop products, pseudoscience, and health misinformation

Dr. Jen Gunter launches the Jensplaining digital series and The Vagina Bible to fight against health misinformation

Meet the chemist who engineered the first effective treatment of leprosy

Alice Augusta Ball died at the age of 24. Ninety years later, we finally started recognizing her contributions.