Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today in Herstory - Elizabeth Blackwell receives her M.D.

On January 23, 1848, Elizabeth Blackwell was awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor.

You can read more about her remarkable life and work in my three-part series from the 2012 Women's History Month series:
Elizabeth Blackwell - early life and education
Elizabeth Blackwell - medical school, and early career
Elizabeth Blackwell - helping other women
This series has been in the top five posts on this blog since they were first published. I imagine it's because she is such an inspirational figure, these many years later.


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