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Louisa Aldrich-Blake’s 154th Birthday Google Doodle: Know More About Britain’s First Female Surgeon

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Google has dedicated its Doodle to great British physician Louisa Aldrich-Blake’s 154th Birthday. Beautiful art created by doodler Lydia Nichols, has graced the search engine giant's main page. The great physician is known to have developed surgical techniques that were ahead of its time and saved lives of soldiers during World War I. Her famous motto "When you start a thing you must finish it," is what she lived by. She has also been applauded for breaking down barriers for women entering the medical profession bringing in a revolution of sorts. This year on Women's Day 2019, Dedicated Doodle to Celebrate With The Theme of 'Women Empowering Women' With 13 Inspirational Quotes and you have to check it out.

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On this day, August 15, 1865, Britain’s first female surgeon was born and when she turned 22, she was enrolled in the London School of Medicine for Women. She was no regular student but was a scholar who earned a gold medal for surgery in 1893 and an M.D. in 1894. She then created history by becoming the first woman certified as Master of Surgery in English history a year later.

Her remarkable work is World War 1 was highly noted, She was known to even spend her free time working with the Anglo-French Red Cross in a field hospital near Paris. She was fondly called by patients “Madame Générale.” Another notable work of her's was her 1903 paper that talks about an innovative treatment for rectal cancer were published in the British Medical Journal. A vital part of her life from 1910 to 1925 was dedicated to practising surgery at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital and working at the Royal Free Hospital. Even there she became the first female surgical registrar, anaesthetist, and lecturer on anaesthetics.

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