Peseshet, who lived under the Fourth Dynasty (albeit a date in the Fifth Dynasty is also possible), is often credited with being the earliest known female physician in history (another one, Merit-Ptah, is likely a fictional creation). Her relevant title was "lady overseer of the female physicians," but whether she was a physician herself is uncertain. She also had the titles king's acquaintance, and overseer of funerary-priests of the king's mother. She may have graduated midwives at an ancient Egyptian medical school in Sais.
|is dbo:wikiPageWikiLink of|
|is foaf:primaryTopic of|