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Elizabeth Blackwell, First Female Doctor of America

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Up till 1849, the field of medicine was completely composed of men. Elizabeth Blackwell changed this by becoming the first female physician in America. Elizabeth Blackwell’s Family Blackwell was born in England on February 3, 1821. She was one among nine children born to Hannah Lane and Samuel Blackwell. Her family moved from Bristol, England, to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1832, and her father passed away in 1838, leaving the family impecunious. Her Inspiration and Pursue Blackwell’s passion for medicine was […]

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