This article examines the life of one early woman doctor, Evgeniia Serebrennikova
(1854–1897), a graduate of the St. Petersburg women’s medical courses and an eye doctor
in Perm. Serebrennikova established an eye clinic in Perm, wrote numerous articles,
gave talks at medical conferences at home and abroad, and was a fixture in Perm’s philanthropic
life. Despite these achievements, there are few traces of her in the archives.
The article also discusses the author’s research trajectory and the difficulties involved
in finding evidence about women such as Serebrennikova.