Changing the world is simply… “a matter of trying.”  Susan Love

Susan Love (b. 1948), pioneering breast cancer surgeon and researcher, co-founder of the National Breast Cancer Coalition

“I went to medical school before ‘women’s lib’ when there were still quotas on how many women were admitted. When I trained in surgery there were very few women surgeons and so no role models. Finally being a lesbian, woman surgeon meant that I was never going to be accepted into the ‘old boys club.’ It meant that I had to be better and that I had to serve my patients so well that they would come to me for that reason and not because someone had referred them.”

Learn more about the life of Susan Love:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_204.html

Image source: Nation Library of Medicine

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