Have You Ever Heard of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler?

March 7, 2019

Ever notice it kind of seems like a lot of women are not recognized for their accomplishments?

 

Honestly, I just heard of her right now in this great article by Sean Braswell containing the passage below.

 

"Dedicated “to mothers, nurses, and all who may desire to mitigate the afflictions of the human race,” Medical Discourses is the masterwork of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first Black woman in America to earn a medical degree. She managed to blaze a path through the medical profession at a time when few Blacks or women were able to attend medical school, let alone publish books about their work."

 

To read more about Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first Black woman in America to earn a medical degree read Sean Braswell's article The Trailblazing Black Female Doctor that History Forgot

 

 

 

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