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Honoring a Forgotten Medical Pioneer

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Honoring a Forgotten Medical Pioneer

February 22, 2021

Honoring a Forgotten Medical Pioneer

Black women have made significant contributions to medicine and public health but all too often, their stories are overlooked and forgotten. Today, we’re honoring the life of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, a pioneer in our country’s medical history as the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, back in the 1860s.

   

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