Susan La Flesche was the first Native American to earn a medical degree. She proceeded to become the physician for the Omaha Nation, traveling by horse and buggy to care for a community spread across an area the size of Rhode Island.
Babes of Science is a podcast that seeks to answer two questions: Who are the women who changed the trajectory of science? And why has it taken us so long to recognize their work?
Image courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society Photograph Collections.
Music in this episode:
Chance, Luck, Errors in Nature, Fate, Destruction As a Finale by Chris Zabriskie
Violins And Tea (Instrumental) by Loch Lomond
Young, Tough And Terrible by The Losers
Third in Line by Blue Dot Sessions
Slow Strutt by Blue Dot Sessions
Keep The Prices Down by Podington Bear
Ice Cream Sandwich by Podington Bear
Periodicals by Blue Dot Sessions
Cedarleaf by Rho