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Google honors Filipino pediatrician Fe del Mundo with Doodle Art

Google featured another Filipino in its Doodle Art, this time celebrating pediatrician Fe del Mundo on its browser home page on November 27.

The Google Doodle marked the 107th birth anniversary of Fe del Mundo with a doodle “depicting the Filipina physician caring for a child, a vocation she’s dedicated her life to in a span of over eight decades.”

The Internet company had previously displayed a Google Doodle honoring Filipino Girl Scouts founder Josefa Llanes Escoda on September 20, the 120th birth anniversary of the women’s and children’s rights worker.

Google announced its use of the new Philippines-focused Doodle on its social media and describes its Doodle Art honoring del Mundo in a statement sent to GNP:

Born in Manila on November 27 in 1911, Fe del Mundo was inspired to study medicine by her older sister who did not herself live to realize her dream of becoming a doctor. Also known as “The Angel of Santo Tomas,” del Mundo devoted her life to child healthcare and revolutionized pediatric medicine in the process.

A gifted student, she became the first woman, and only woman at that time, to be admitted to Harvard Medical School. After completing her studies in the U.S., she came home to the Philippines and set up a hospice where she treated more than 400 children and later became director of a government hospital.

She eventually financed the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines, selling her house and belongings in the process. Del Mundo lived on the second floor of the Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City, making early morning rounds until she was 99 years old, even in a wheelchair.

When she wasn’t treating patients, she was teaching students, publishing important research in medical journals, and authoring a definitive ‘Textbook of Pediatrics.’ She established the Institute of Maternal and Child Health to train doctors and nurses, and became the first woman to be conferred the title National Scientist of the Philippines and received many awards for her outstanding service to humankind.

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