Google Celebrates. Vera Gedroits:
Who was Vera Gedroits?
Princess Vera Ignatievna Gedroits was born in Slobodishche (now in the Bryansk Oblast), in the Oryol Governorate of the Russian Empire.
Her parents were Daria Konstantinovna Mikhau and Prince Ignatiy Ignatievich Gedroits.
Her literary pen name was Sergei Gedroits. She was a Russian Doctor of Medicine and Author. She was the First Female Military Surgeon in Russia, the First Female Professor of Surgery, and the first Woman to serve as a Physician in the Imperial Palace of Russia.
Gedroits was openly lesbian but married to her friend Nikolai Belozerov from St. Petersburg.
Diagnosed with cancer in 1931, Gedroits left to Heaven in March 1932 at age of 61. Her funeral was done in the Savior-Transfiguration Cemetery, also known as the Korchevat Cemetery of Kiev.
Thank You Dr. Vera Gedroits for lifting World of Medicine and Surgery to more higher level even in the absence of Internet!!
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