Elizabeth Blackwell


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Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in ... more »

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  • ''I felt more than ever the necessity of my mission. But I went home out of spirits, I hardly know why. I must work by myself all life long.''
    Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), U.S. physician. Pioneer Work for Women, ch. 3 (1895). From a journal entry dated December 4, 1847, when she was a...
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