S05 E20: The Story of Anarcha, Lucy, & Betsey the Mothers of Gynecology

Modern gynecology owes much to three enslaved women whose names were erased from U. S. medical history. They were the mothers of gynecology as we think of it today. The story of three enslaved women who were forced to undergo experimental surgeries which laid the foundations for modern gynecology is the subject of this episode.

Say their names… Anarcha, Lucy, Betsy! Without these three women, the study of Gynecology would not be where it is today. Join us as we talk about the 3 enslaved mothers of gynecology and learn about the wonderful way they are being honored.

Our scheduled guest, unfortunately, could not join us for the conversation.


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