Photos courtesy of The Archives of the Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library, except where noted otherwise.
This exhibit highlights the groundbreaking achievements of select alumna and faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center. From challenging traditional gender roles in medical education, to transforming the field of medicine, women have made great contributions to all facets of the medical profession.
Women interested in medicine in the early 20th century faced incredible barriers. On the heels of the growing struggle for women’s suffrage in the late 19th century, women campaigned for equality in education and the workplace. Medical education during this time period was off limits to women, who were considered ill-suited to science and research.