Kadambini Ganguly (E)

Kadambini Ganguly, one of the first women doctors of India, paved the way for women's liberation at a time when the cultural and social discourse was dominated by men. She was the first Indian woman to practice medicine in India. Ganguly was the first woman to gain admission to Calcutta Medical College in 1884In 1886, Ganguly became the first practising lady physicians in south Asia trained in European medicine. She was the first woman to be on the dais of an Indian National Congress session. In 1892, Ganguly went to the United Kingdom (UK) and obtained further training from Dublin, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On returning, she joined the Lady Dufferin Hospital in Kolkata, kickstarting her career as a gynaecologist. There, she continued to practise till the day she breathed her last on October 3, 1923.

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