Lady Aghvida (3rd century)
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