1Trota – the world’s first gynaecologist

In the early 12th century, Trota worked as a doctor in the coastal city of Salerno. She is generally considered to have been the world’s first gynaecologist and thought to have been the first female professor at the city’s medical school.

IThough we don’t know much about her life, she produced a series of important medical writings which have survived. Click the Next ARROW to see the next image!