Sunday, August 15, 2010


Lady Peseshet
Peseshet (circa 2400 BCE) Lady Peseshet, lady overseer of the female physicians, who lived under the Fourth Dynasty in ancient egypt, is supposed to have been the first female physician in all of recorded history, though another woman doctor, Merit-Ptah lived before her. Peseshet probably mastered in midwifery from the ancient medical school in Egypt at Sais. That whether she was a physician herself or she only oversaw the work of other midwives is not certain but she has been come to be regarded as the first woman doctor in the history of medicine.


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