The most famous women in medicine

Here's another pill of curiosity and knowledge.

Today's topic covers not only some of the most influential people in the history of medicine, but also and above all the most influential and famous women in the medical field: "The most famous women in medicine".


Obviously over time women have made great contributions in all fields, despite having been heavily hindered over time, and fortunately there have been several of them to whom we owe numerous very important inventions. In the medical field, 4 women can be listed above the others:

1. Agnodice, was the first female doctor of ancient Greece;

2. Anna Morandi, was the first anatomist in history;

3. Gerty Theresa Cori, was the first to win the Nobel Prize for medicine for having revealed the metabolic process responsible for the conversion of lactic acid into glucose, now known as the Cori cycle;

4. Rita Levi Montalcini, a source of Italian pride, an Italian senator who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), which is inherent to the nerve growth factor, which is a fundamental protein in the growth and differentiation of sensory and sympathetic nerve cells. Furthermore, she was the first woman to be admitted to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

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