elizabeth blackwell
Updated: 12/18/2020
elizabeth blackwell

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elizabeth blackwell

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  • I am Elizabeth Blackwell. I was born in Bristol, England in 1821
  • EB came to the U.S. by boat in 1832
  • I became a teacher and started a school with my sisters and mother until i decided to become a doctor
  • I tried to get into many medical schools but was rejected because Iam a women. The thirteenth college i applied to admitted me as a practical joke but was let in anyway i was the only female medical student for decades. The male students and professors did not respect me until i graduated first in my class.
  • I started my own medical practice because no one would hire a women i started a hospital for poor women and children
  • I travel the world giving lectures, wrote an autobiography, advocated for other woman, created a medical school for women
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