Women in STEM advent calendar: Day 12 – Dr Nadezhda Suslova

This winter, we are celebrating the festive season by honouring 25 amazing women in STEM, some of which you might not know of!

Advent 12 - Dr Nadezhda Suslova

Dr Nadezhda Suslova

Russia’s first female physician
1 Sep 1843 – 20 Apr 1918

Nadezhda Suslova was one of only three women allowed to study at the Imperial Military Medical Academy, St Petersburg. When they banned women, she finished her PhD at the University of Zurich, becoming their first female doctor. Returning to Russia, she passed her professional exam, practiced gynaecology and paediatrics, and studied the public health risks of slums.

Her full name is Nadezhda Prokofyevna Suslova, or in Russian, Надежда Прокофьевна Суслова.

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Posted in Advent 2018.