93-year-old Dr. Louisa Littleton first arrived at Carolinas Medical Center in 1945 as a pediatrician and the first female resident at CMC.
When she came back for a tour this December, she was surprised to find that the hospital had named an award after her. The award will be given to female residents who “show compassion and dedication” through their work.
Apart from being the first female resident at the hospital, Littleton was the only female in a class of 15 men from 1945-46 and always knew she wanted to be a doctor.
She believes her door to medicine was opened by World War II, which created a need for women in medicine.
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