Imagine being the first lawyer and the first judge in your country, what an accomplishment to serve justice to the unjust! Well, Lee Tai-Young was the first female lawyer and the first female judge in Korea. What about Helen B. Taussig? There’s a good chance that you wouldn’t be reading this if it wasn’t for her. She dove into “blue baby syndrome,” which was, in fact, a partial clogging of a pulmonary artery. You never hear about her. Maybe even Virginia Apgar? She was an anesthesiologist, one of the first ever in her field. She made sure that we all understood the hows and the whys of anesthesiology so that the doctors didn’t accidently make you permanently go to sleep. Yet, we never hear of these women and why is that? Well, you tell me. Check out the google doodle on International Women’s Day. Also, take a peek the book that showcases all of the successful yet unknown women, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World by Rachel Swaby. Even YouTube is celebrating this glorious day.
Information on Lee Tai-Young, Helen B. Taussig, and Virginia Apgar: Wikipedia.