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Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead

b. 1867, Danville, Quebec, Canada; d. 1941, Haddam, Connecticut

Feminist gynecologist Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead championed the special interests of women as patients and promoted female physicians as the best equipped to handle all aspects of maternal and child health. Hurd-Mead was the consulting gynecologist at the Middlesex County Hospital in Connecticut from 1907 until her retirement in 1925. After conducting extensive research throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa, she published A History of Women in Medicine: From the Earliest of Times to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century in 1938. This was the first comprehensive historical and international treatment of women in the medical profession.