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Today is the sixth annual Women Physician’s Day and is a day to celebrate the amazing accomplishments and contributions that women have brought to the field of medicine. The day is celebrated every year on Feb. 3 to honor the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree from an American medical school in 1849 and a pioneer for women physicians. 

Since Dr. Blackwell earned her degree, women have made countless contributions to the field of medicine and the greater community. We are thankful for the amazing leadership, work and dedication that the female physicians in the Department of Pediatrics bring to our department, hospital and the children of Alabama.