Agnodice was the first professional midwife. In her days, according to the law of the state, women could not become midwives and doctors.

Agnodice, dressed in men clothes, was presented as a young student and studied medicine next to the famous ancient doctor, Herophilos.

Her male colleagues continued to think she was a man and accused her of having illegal relationships with women.  Agnodice revealed that she was a woman in court and won the court case against her. Since then women can become doctors and midwives.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.






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