Fe del Mundo
Doctor Fe Del Mundo lead studies that evolved incubators and improved the practices in how we treat jaundice. Her whole life, spanning eight decades, was dedicated to pediatrics in the Philippines
“[Del Mundo] humorously relates that when she arrived in Boston and went to the dormitory assigned her in a letter from the director of the hospital housing, much to her surprise, she found herself in a men’s dorm. Unknowingly the Harvard officials had admitted a female to their all-male student body. But because her record was so strong, the head of the pediatrics department saw no reason not to accept her. Thus, upsetting Harvard tradition, she became the first Philippine woman and the only female at the time to be enrolled at the Harvard Medical School.”
- 1966 Elizabeth Blackwell Award for “outstanding service to mankind”.
- 1977 Ramon Magsaysay Award for outstanding public service.
- 1977 15th International Congress of Pediatrics award as the most outstanding pediatrician and humanitarian
Susan La Flesche Picotte
Susan La Flesche Picotte, was born in 1865 and grew up on the Omaha Reservation. In 1884 she attended the Hampton Institute in Virginia and later earned a medical degree at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is the first Native American woman to become a doctor in the United States. After receiving her degree, Susan returned to the reservation and worked as a physician. In 1894 she began working in private practice. Susan treated everyone and was a huge advocate for better health care. Later she founded a reservation hospital, which was named in her honor. La Flesche Picotte died in 1915.
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