Armenian Women

in search of Herstory

Lady Aghvida (3rd century)

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Woman in Medicine

In 260, Aghvida, wife of the Armenian feudal prince Suren Salahuni, founded a home for lepers built in the Arbenut curative mineral waters, which was the first in its kind to serve and help the sick.

Source: Vahram Torkomian, Les armeniennes dans l’histoire de la medecine, 1986

Photo: Medieval armenian women giving birth

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