Google Honors Filipino Pediatrician, Fe del Mundo with a Doodle


Google's Tribute to Fe Del Mundo

Google pays tribute to our very own Fe del Mundo with a doodle today. One of her legacies, is the Children's Medical Center in Quezon City, inaugurated in 1957. To learn more about the Filipino Pediatrician, check out her wikipedia here.



From wikipedia: "Fe Villanueva del Mundo, OLD ONS OGH, (born Fé Primitiva del Mundo y Villanueva; November 27, 1911 – August 6, 2011)[1] was a Filipino pediatrician. The first woman admitted as a student of the Harvard Medical School,[2][3] she founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.[4] Her pioneering work in pediatrics in the Philippines in an active medical practice that spanned 8 decades[3][5] won her international recognition, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1977. In 1980, she was conferred the rank and title of National Scientist of the Philippines while in 2010, she was conferred the Order of Lakandula."


Del Mundo was born at 120 Cabildo St. in Intramuros, Manila, on November 27, 1911. She was one of eight children of Bernardo del Mundo and Paz (née Villanueva; d. 1925) her family home located just across the Manila Cathedral. Bernardo was a prominent lawyer from Marinduque, serving one term in the Philippine Assembly and representing the province of Tayabas.

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