Anandibai Joshi, India's first female doctor. ZNDM NEWS |

Anandibai Joshi was born on 31 March 1865-26 February 1887 in Pune city of Maharashtra. She was the first Indian woman to have a medical degree. In a time when women's education was also difficult, going abroad to get a medical degree is an example in itself. At the age of nine, she was married to Gopalrao, about 20 years older than her, and at the age of 1 4 she became a mother.

Anandibai Joshi was born on 31 March 1865-26 February 1887 in Pune city of Maharashtra. She was the first Indian woman to have a medical degree. In a time when women's education was also difficult, going abroad to get a medical degree is an example in itself. At the age of nine, he was married to Gopalrao, about 20 years older than her, and at the age of 1 4 she became a mother. But his only child died in 10 days, which caused a great shock to Anandi. After losing her child, she vowed that she would one day become a doctor and try to prevent such untimely deaths. Her husband Gopalrao also gave her full support and encouraged her.

Anandibai Joshi's personality is an inspiration to women. She went to America to realize herself in 1880, the story of her going to America was also full of struggles. Her husband Gopalrao supported her and sent a letter to Anandibai, a famous American missionary, Royal Wilder, in 1880, in which she explained Anandibai's interest in pharmaceutical studies in the United States and for herself in America. I inquired about a job. Wilder published his request in the newspaper. During this time, Thodicea Carpenter, a resident of New Jersey, read it while waiting for his dental treatment treatment. Impressed by Anandibai's desire to study medicine and the support of her husband Gopalrao, she offered accommodation for Anandibai in the US. When the Joshi couple were in Calcutta, Anandibai's health was deteriorating. She suffered from weakness, constant headaches, sometimes fever and sometimes breathlessness. Thodicia sent her medicines from America without knowing.