This article pays tribute to a trailblazing female surgeon who defied societal norms and encouraged women to challenge the medical establishment. During a time when surgeons were predominantly male and female patients were expected to defer to their doctors, she empowered women to ask difficult questions and advocate for their own health. Her courageous efforts in advocating for gender equality in the medical field opened doors for future generations of women in medicine. Her legacy serves as a reminder of the importance of questioning prevailing norms in order to bring about progress and equality in healthcare.
Today: December 9, 2023