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Governor Rick Scott is honoring a Tallahassee woman for the significant contributions she’s made to Florida. Scott recognized one of the state’s first female doctors with a “Great Floridian” award Wednesday.

Dr. Charlotte Maguire has had many distinctions throughout her life. She was one of Orlando’s first female doctors in the 1950s and the 93-year-old practiced medicine for 50 years. And, Governor Rick Scott says she’s also truly a “Great Floridian” for her work in helping to create two medical schools in Florida.