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These forgotten women in medical history

They are “Comets buried in the shadow of time”. Agnodis, Marie la Juive or Mistress Hersende, more recently Elizabeth Blackwell, Florence Nightingale or Madeleine Brace… All have left their mark in the history of medicine, but very few are present in our memory. “The history of medicine is based on history with a capital H. Women in medicine face the same barriers as those imposed by society.”writes Pr: Jean-Noël Fabiani-Salmon, former head of cardiovascular surgery at the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital, who was responsible for teaching the history of medicine at the Faculty of Cite University in Paris. Forests were cut down to make hagiographies of the great men of medicine. In nearly twenty portraits, Jean-Noël Fabiani-Salmon undertakes to do a little justice to all those who, despite the obstacles, have managed to circumvent the ban on treatment imposed on them in order to advance their art.

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Source: Le Figaro

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