Women medical pioneers

A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media — but they’re not wearing white lab coats. They’re wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.

While they’re credited as being the first female doctors from their countries, Ginko Ogino actually became licensed to practice medicine in Japan in 1885, while Keiko Okami did not receive her degree until 1889.

For those interested in more medical pioneers, the Tumblr Cool Chicks From History maintains a list of the first female physicians by country.

(via the A Mighty Girl Facebook page)