Women's History Month Project - Elizabeth Blackwell

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  • Elizabeth Blackwell
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  • "The practice of the infirmary, both medical and surgical, was conducted entirely by women; but a board of consulting physicians, men of high standing in the profession, gave it the sanction of their names"
  • Elizabeth Blackwell was born on February 3, 1821 in Bristol, England. Years after she moved to the United States with her family she became a teacher. After this she decided to attend a Medical College and later became the first woman to receive her medical degree and was the first woman to graduate from a medical school in the United States.
  • She was accepted into Geneva Medical College in 1847 in New York. After ranking first in her class she graduated in 1849, which makes her the first woman to become a doctor of medicine. After establishing a college she returned to England and set up a private practice and served as a lecturer at The London School of Medicine.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell is an important woman in history because she proved everybody wrong that said women can't do this or that. She became an inspiration to women representing that you can do anything you desire. She made it through every challenge to become a doctor 
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