EXHIBITS: Not Just a Guy Thing

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Science  22 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5794, pp. 1709
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5794.1709c

At Changing the Face of Medicine, meet some of the doctors who shattered the stereotype of the M.D. as a middle-aged man with a stethoscope and a Thursday tee time. The National Library of Medicine exhibit tells the life stories of more than 200 women physicians in the United States. You can cue up video interviews with living doctors and peruse biographies of historical figures such as Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910), the first woman M.D. in the country. Visitors can also try out interactive features such as a pioneering design by Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842–1906) for a sphygmograph, a device that measures pulse strength.


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