Peseshet circa the Fourth Dynasty (2613-2494 BCE)
Peseshet is one of the earliest known female physicians. Like Merit-Ptah before her, Peseshet lived in Egypt. Peseshet was referred to as the “lady overseer of the female physicians” proving that there were a number of female medical professionals working at the time. Peseshet is believed to have been involved in gynecological and obstetrical training at the ancient Egyptian medical school at Sais.
Peseshet is buried with a senior court official named Akhethetep who is likely her son.