Earliest Known Female Physician Likely Never Existed

December 18, 2019 - General
The claim that Merit Ptah is the first known female physician has been called into question.    Source: Freesurf / Adobe Stock

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

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