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About This Website
Welcome to the Local Legends Website honoring the remarkable, deeply caring women doctors who are transforming medical practice and improving health care for all across America, from the smallest towns to the biggest cities. This site is a companion to the National Library of Medicine exhibit Changing the Face of Medicine, which celebrates women physicians nationally.
“These wonderful women physicians are rewriting 21st Century
medical practice and patient care. They inspire us all!” - Donald A.
B. Lindberg, M.D., Director, National Library of Medicine
“We hope this site will help young women today to see and understand that they, too, can change the world for the better as
women physicians.” – Diane Helentjaris, MD, President, American Medical Women’s Association
“Local Legends shines a spotlight on the vast array of exciting opportunities for young girls and women of all ages in the
biomedical field. ” – Vivian W. Pinn, MD, Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health
Meet Local Legends
Nominated by Members of Congress, please meet America’s unsung local women doctors. Although they come from every walk of life, every race and creed, they share an extraordinary commitment to service and dedication to better health.
Local Legends Coming To You!
Local Legends will be featured in a traveling
exhibition on Changing the Face of Medicine. It
will travel to libraries in 60 cities across America.
Coordinated by The American Library Association
Public Programs Office and the National Library
A Special Partnership
Local Legends is an NLM exhibit made possible through
a partnership of Congress, the National Institutes of
Health’s National Library of Medicine, the NIH Office of
Research on Women's Health (ORWH), and the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).