“Mother of Medical Schools” receives Great Floridian Award

Florida Governor Rick Scott presented a “Great Floridan” award to Dr. Charlotte Maguire at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Charlotte Maguire was one of the first female doctors to open a pediatric practice in Orlando in 1952, which she ran for 22 years. She has also funded and supported the creation of the FSU College of Medicine. Only 74 individuals since 1981 have been given this distinct honor, and those honorees represent former governors, civil rights activists, military heroes, Florida Supreme Court Justices and others.