The first woman ever admitted to Harvard Med School. A Filipina woman named Fe del Mundo received an offer from the president of the Philippines for a full scholarship to attend any medical school in the United States after graduating as valedictorian from the University of the Philippines in 1933. She decided to attend Harvard Medical School in 1936, even though HMS wasn’t admitting women at the time. Harvard only started officially accepting women to the medical school in 1945.
General Douglas MacArthur is accompanied by his officers and Sergio Osmena, President of the Philippines in exile, extreme left, as he wades ashore during landing operations at Leyte, Philippines, on October 20, 1944, after U.S. forces recaptured the beach of the Japanese-occupied island.