Women Surgeons of the 19th Century – Ahead of the Times

ECU physician from Best Doctors in America list will speak on the history of women surgeons. Dr. Danielle Saunders Walsh, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Brody School of Medicine, will present “Women Surgeons of the 19th Century – Ahead of the Times” on Monday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the 4th floor Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery of the Laupus Library.

 Through vignettes of pioneers, this presentation will discuss the background of women entering medical school and surgery in the 19th century and the issues they faced. As the daughter of a history and religion teacher, Dr. Walsh will combine her loves of surgery, mentoring of women, and history into one presentation.

 Walsh specializes in pediatric surgery and is the current Vice President of the Association of Women Surgeons www.womensurgeons.org/About_AWS/Council_Staff.asp. In November of 2011 she was one of 47 BSOM physicians named on the Best Doctors in America list which represents the top 5 percent of physicians in the country and has more than 46,000 doctors in 400 different specialties www.theeastcarolinian.com/?p=2115.

 For additional information on the Medical History Interest Group presentations, go to www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/laupuslibrary/HOM/index.cfm. Presentations have been filmed and can be viewed by clicking on the “Previous Presentations” link.