Women in medicine and dermatology: History and advances

Katlein França, Jennifer Ledon, Jessica Savas, Keyvan Nouri

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The history of women in medicine has been marked by many challenges and achievements. Although the role of women in the art of healing can be traced back many centuries, only males are traditionally highlighted in history. Across antiquity, access to medical education was denied to females. Dermatology is a medical specialty in which women displayed particular skill and proficiency. Gradually, determination and competence allowed women to lay claim in an essentially male-dominated world. This article presents a brief review of the performance, progress and achievements of women in the history of medicine and dermatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalAnais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • Dermatology
  • History
  • Medicine
  • Physicians, Women
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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