In honor of Women's History Month: Dr. Mary Walker

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  1. Capt MJ

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    What an amazing story.
     
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    I cannot imagine what she endured. Pants! Keeping her own name after marriage! Medical degree! Ditching the corset!**
    I loved the fact she wouldn't let them take her MOH. Different rules then, but still...

    I would love to have Dr. Walker; Queen Elizabeth I; Ada, Countess of Lovelace (math genius in the 1800's generally acknowledged to have written the first computer algorithm), Madam C.J. Walker, Artemisia Gentileschi, Empress Wu Zetian, Queen Boudicca, Hypatia and many others over for dinner and just listen - if it were possible.

    ** Girdles (successors to corsets and forebears of Spanx) were REQUIRED uniform items for female officers at Women's Navy OCS until about 1972. Make-up was also required. Before my time at fully integrated OCS, but I recall senior female officers sharing stories.
     
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    Imagine.....getting a medical degree?? The horror !

    She was a great woman.

    I am still in awe of how people could have survived being wounded back then. No antibiotic drugs, absolutely nothing!!
     
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