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Louisa Aldrich-Blake: a trailblazer for female surgeons and a war hero

By Sam Wong Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Louisa Aldrich-Blake, the subject of today’s Google Doodle, was the UK’s first female surgeon. She played an important role in setting up hospitals in the first world war and pioneered new procedures for treating cervical and rectal cancers. Aldrich obtained her master of surgery degree from the… Read More »