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Women in medicine have come a long way since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female medical doctor in the U.S.

Early women physicians like Blackwell broke down traditions and barriers and set the stage for the next generations to grow and thrive within the field.

In cardiology, women like Maude Abbott, MD; Myra Adele Logan, MD; and Helen B. Taussig, MD, FACC, were early trailblazers and pioneers. Read more about them in this recent Cardiology magazine article.

Today, the many women around the world who make up ACC's Women in Cardiology Section continue to carry on the legacies of these women with their own contribution to the profession, serving as mentors, teachers, researchers, surgeons and more! Read more.

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