The present Doodle commends the 125th birthday celebration of Dr. Marie Thomas, one of the first female doctors in Indonesia.
Born on this day in 1896 in the Indonesian town of Likupang, Marie Thomas made history as the nation’s first female expert in gynecology and obstetrics.
Marie Thomas every now and again moved around Indonesia all through youth prior to moving on from an European school situated in Manado. It was then that Charlotte Jacobs, one of the Netherlands’ first female drug specialists, upheld her with a grant reserve for hopeful Indonesian female doctors.
In 1912, Thomas was acknowledged into STOVIA (School for Education of Native Doctors), which preceding her enlistment, was a foundation select to men.
After ten years, Marie Thomas acquired her doctorate, an accomplishment with a particularly global effect that even a Dutch paper reported her graduation. Not thinking twice, she expeditiously went to work at perhaps the biggest hospitals in Batavia (current Jakarta).
Thomas later moved to Padang, where she proceeded with her exploring vocation as one of the primary specialists to present new strategies for contraception, for example, the IUD, to ladies across the archipelago.
Eminent for her liberality, Thomas regularly treated those incapable to manage the cost of her consideration at no expense. She further showed her enthusiasm for understanding consideration by setting up the main Sumatran school for birthing assistance; just the second of its sort in Indonesia at that point.
Happy birthday, Dr. Marie Thomas. Much thanks to you for your magnanimous devotion to the existences of others that has made ready for women in Indonesia to pursue medicine and higher education.