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An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)
The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly. Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph.
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.
I probably won’t be posting much on here for a while, besides maybe some personal posts/photos. I’m going through some changes in my life and would like to focus more on them than on the internet. So I’m sorry for unanswered messages to the friends I’ve made online, you know who you are, and just know you are always held fondly in my thoughts.
There just comes time when you have to realize that the people and things that are most important to you, ones that are physically in your life and making a difference, are what come first.
The Amazing Spider-Man #577