Anandi Gopal Joshi

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Thanks to Dan Stoebel, who pointed out this great article by Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi called “Remarkable Photos of 19th Century Indian Women in US Medical School.

You can also check out this related Wikipedia link about Anandi Gopal Joshi and the photo pictured above.  The Wikipedia article says

Anandi Gopal Joshi (March 31, 1865 – February 26, 1887) was the first Indian woman to obtain a degree in Western medicine. (Kadambini Ganguly earned a medical degree the same year, 1886, after Anandibai.) She was also the first Hindu woman to do so,[1] and is also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil. [2]

 

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