“A friend of mine found this old photograph in a shoe box in his Grandmother’s attic. On the back was written… Aunty Mary and her “friend” Ruth, 1910. I wonder if those quotation marks imply what I think they do, by the look on their faces, I would say they do”
"“Why do you want to marry?” “Because we love each other.” Under usual circumstances, the question would have been impertinent, the answer trite. But this case is unusual. It appears to have no Florida precedent. It concerns the application for marriage licenses of two Tampa couples. All four are women. They are Brenda Ann Bush, 23, suitor of Mary Alice Wesley, 19, quoted above; and Janette Louise Spires, 26, who yearns to be the husband of Jean Harris, 20..."
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Ellis Reynolds Shipp was one of the first female doctors in Utah. She founded The School of Nursing and Obstetrics in 1879, and was on the board of the Deseret Hospital Association. She successfully combined motherhood and a medical practice, saying, “It is to me the crowning joy of a woman’s life to be a mother. In her 50-year medical career, she delivered more than 5,000 babies—and led the School of Nursing and Obstetrics in training five hundred women who became licensed midwives.
Anna Maria Dengel was an Austrian physician, Religious Sister & missionary who founded Medical Mission Sisters. Working in India in the 1920s, Anna experienced firsthand the unnecessary sickness and death of Muslim women and children, whose customs isolated them from medical care administered by male physicians. She was convinced that a group of women health professionals, who dedicated their lives to God, could make a difference in helping women to have access to the health care they…
Lise Meitner was an Austrian physicist who was part of the Hahn-Meitner-Strassmann-team that worked on "transuranium-elements" since 1935, which led to the radiochemical discovery of the nuclear fission of uranium and thorium, an achievement for which Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944. Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women's scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.