138) Merit Ptah
First Known Female Doctor AND Female Scientist in World History
Lived and Died around -c2700 BC-
Her name means "Beloved of Ptah"
Merit Ptah served as Chief Physician, meaning she was in charge of all doctors’ male and female.
Merit Ptah may have been a teacher—including teaching her son, who son was a priest and Chief Physician as well.
There is some evidence of a woman running a medical school around three hundred years earlier (around 3,000 BC) but her name remains unknown to history.