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Remembering the Female Clinicians Who Revolutionized Pediatric Cardiology

By Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD (Photo source of Dr. Helen Taussig is by Source, Fair use,

Editor’s Note: The following speech served as the Mullins Lecture on women in medicine, which was presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions (4/25–4/28).

Pediatric Cardiology, as a subspecialty, was founded by women at the start of the 20th century. At a time when medicine was a man’s game, several female physician pioneers overcame countless obstacles by virtue of their intellect and persistence to build the basis of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) care today. In this lecture, through a historical review, I outline their contributions.

To read the full article, please go to the July 2018 Issue of CCT, where it was originally published.

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