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Celebrated ancient Egyptian woman physician likely never existed

December 19, 2019 - General

For decades, an ancient Egyptian known as Merit Ptah has been celebrated as the first female physician and a role model for women entering medicine. Yet a researcher from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus now says she never existed and is an example of how misconceptions can spread.

Merit Ptah is often called the first woman doctor, CU Anschutz researcher calls it a case of mistaken identity
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