Monday, February 3, 2020

Elixabeth Blackwell

Environmental & Science Education
History of Science
Women in Science
Edward Hessler

On this day in 1821 was born Elizabeth Blackwell in Bristol, England, the first woman to graduate from a medical school in the United States. She was rejected by many medical schools no matter that she was clearly and highly qualified. Geneva Medical School which later became Hobart College finally admitted her. The decision to admit was based on a vote of the students and it was unanimous. 

Her path in medical school and medicine was not easy and she faced discrimination no matter where she turned even while in medical school and after her unanimous acceptance. Please read this short biography from Women History. These are some quotes; inspiring,of course but they provide a sample of her thinking.
There is much more information at the webpage about Dr. Blackwell from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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