Shabanova, Anna (1848–1932)

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Shabanova, Anna (1848–1932)

Russian physician and feminist. Name variations: Anna Nikitichna Shabanova. Born 1848 in Russia; died 1932; dau. of a wealthy landowner.

Spent 6 months in prison for radical political activities (1865); studied medicine at Women's Medical Academy; became one of the 1st women in Russia to qualify as a doctor (1878); researched children's diseases; was one of the founders of the Russian Women's Mutual Philanthropic Society (1905), which advocated suffrage; organized several campaigns for education and social reform and, with Maria Pokrovskaya, led campaign against legalized prostitution; during WWI, organized voluntary agencies; met Emmeline Pankhurst (1914); after Russian Revolution, returned to pediatric research and publishing.