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The 19th century saw many medical advancements, particularly in the field of surgery. With the spread of modern germ theory and improvements in sterilization practices saving lives, Victorian-era surgeons, previously comparable to glorified barbers, became elevated to the ranks of the aristocracy.
The link between the virus and microcephaly in infants is the principal cause for concern, as the mosquito-born disease spreads rapidly through the Americas. According to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, “Even the clusters of microcephaly alone are enough to declare a public health emergency because of its heavy burden" on women, families and the community.
Written by guest blogger Dr. Vanita Braver. Elizabeth Blackwell's birthday is the day that the Physicians Mom Group (PMG), a non-profit organization of almost 50,000 women, is declaring National Women Physicians Day. This day would celebrate all the significant contributions that women physicians make daily, none of which would have been possible without Elizabeth Blackwell.