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Undated portrait of young Dr. Smillie Robertson (courtesy of The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON)

Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD: One of Canada’s first women surgeons(0)

January 1, 2020

One of Canada’s first women surgeons, Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD, is profiled.

Undated portrait of Dr. Evans (courtesy of Legacy Center: Archives & Special Collections, College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA)

Matilda Arabella Evans, MD: Resolute, resilient, resourceful

Matilda Evans, MD—the first African-American woman surgeon licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina—is the focus of this month’s column.

Franklin Martin, MD, FACS, Founder of the American College of Surgeons

The first women elected to College Fellowship

The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.

Dispatches from Rural Surgeons

Rural surgery: The road less traveled

This month’s column describes the career pathway that led a general surgeon from the New York State Tri-City Area to rural Oregon.

Dr. Walker, wearing man’s top hat and coat, circa 1911 (photo by Bain News Service, Bain Collection, Washington, DC)

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: War surgeon, suffragette, and pioneer in women’s rights

Mary Edwards Walker, MD—the first woman military and trauma surgeon and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor—is the focus of this month’s column.


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