An issue of the New Yorker earlier this year featured an illustration from a patient’s perspective of four female surgeons looking down on an operating table. Then University of Wisconsin surgeon Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS, issued a challenge to real-life women working in the OR: Bring the image to life.
“Women surgeons are saying to other women surgeons, ‘I see you,’ and to the world, ‘See us,’” Pitt said.
Hundreds have taken up that challenge to bring some visibility to the women working in what was been a traditionally male-dominated field. For some of the many pictures surgical teams have submitted, click on the link below: