METRODORA - PHYSICIAN AND FIRST FEMALE MEDICAL BOOK AUTHOR
Metrodora, a Greek physician practicing around 200 - 400 AD is a Power Woman for being the first woman to author a medical book: On the Diseases and Cures of Women. Her focus was expansive from pathology to gynecology, but not obstetrics. While she was influenced by the work of Hippocrates (460 - 370 BC), her writing was referenced by other ancient Greek and Roman medical writers that followed - and well into Medieval Europe! As the marble “Parturition Scene” from Ostia, Italy (400 BC - 300 AD) suggests, women in medicine were often midwives, although male doctors likely tended to wealthy or high status women, only.
@ScienceMuseum in London