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 Cleopatra of Rome

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PostSubject: Cleopatra of Rome   Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:01 pm


(2nd Century AD)

This Roman woman is known as being the first recorded (ie: known) woman doctor. Her identity is extremely obscure. Suffice to say that she wrote a treatise on gynaecology, which was extensively used till the 6th Century AD and by midwives up till the 16th century. Unfortunately for her history would not be kind - many men who lived after her, copied her writings and blatantly used them as their own.

"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."
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