Elizabeth Blackwell

Feb 3, 1821 - May 31, 1910

Elizabeth Blackwell was a British physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States and the first woman on the Medical Register of the General Medical Council. She was the first woman to graduate from a 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 the United Kingdom. Due to her contribution to the world of medicine, she now has a national holiday dedicated to her on February 3rd to celebrate her innovative work in medicine called National Women Physicians Day. Her sister Emily was the third woman to get a medical degree in the US.
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“I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.”

Elizabeth Blackwell
Feb 3, 1821 - May 31, 1910
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