Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Marie Heim-Vögtlin

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Marie Heim-Vögtlin
b. 1846, Arrgau, Switzerland; d. 1934, location unknown

Swiss physician Marie Heim-Vögtlin was one of a group of seven women—German, Russian, and American—who revolutionized medical education for women at the University of Zürich. Thanks to them, the university adopted co-education and women from around the world enrolled in the medical program. Heim-Vögtlin obtained her medical degree in 1873, becoming the first female physician in Switzerland.

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