Celebrating the Women of Science and Medicine throughout history

International Women’s day took place last week on March 8th and celebrated the intellectual, social, political and cultural achievements and contributions of women, both current and historical. There was indeed much to celebrate. The day acknowledged the importance of accelerating progress towards gender parity and many pledged to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, to respect and value difference and to strive towards a more inclusive culture for women. The day also afforded a novel opportunity to reflect on some truly extraordinary individuals. Women have made substantial contributions to science and technology since the earliest times....

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