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

Cleopatra

(2nd Century AD)
Doctor

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.

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