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Sarah of St. Gilles

Flourished circa 1326, Marseille, France

Sarah (Sara) de Saint Gilles is known to have been a medical practitioner and instructor in Marseille. A document dated August 28, 1326, outlines the terms of an apprenticeship agreement between the Jewish doctor Sarah de Saint Gilles and a Christian student named Salvet de Bourgneuf. In return for room, board, and medical training, Salvet would pay the doctor any fees obtained from treating patients while under her tutelage.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (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
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

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