Marie Heim-Vögtlin (1845-1916), qualified as a physician in 1874

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In 1867, Nadezhda Suslova graduated from the University of Zurich with a medical degree.  Although the University of Zurich was progressive enough enough to enroll a female medical student, Nadezhda was Russian and it would be another seven years before Marie Heim-Vögtlin graduated from the University of Zurich as Switzerland’s first female physician.  Marie specialized in gynecology and ran a private practice for 39 years.  She also founded a hospital and nursing school specializing in women’s health.

Beyond their education and careers, Marie Heim-Vögtlin and Nadezhda Suslova shared another commonality: Friedrich Erismann.  Friedrich was initially engaged to his cousin Marie, but he broke off the engagement and married his classmate Nadezhda instead. The couple eventually divorced. Meanwhile, Marie married a geologist named Albert Heim and had two children.

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