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Woman of the Week: Matilde Montoya

In addition to weekly world celebrations, Bridge Club members also presented a Woman of the Week. Every Friday, a Bridge Club member would tell a brief story of one courageous woman in history. This week’s Woman of the Week is Mexican physician Matilde Montoya.

Born in 1859 in Mexico City, young Matilde worked as a midwife and surgeon’s assistant. Although women were generally not allowed to officially study medicine, she gained entry to a program and became the first Mexican woman to get a medical degree, along with a PhD. Her areas of expertise were in surgery and obstetrics. Matilde Montoya paved the way for other women to study and make careers in the field of medicine. 
Woman of the Week - Matilde Montoya!


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