Elizabeth Blackwell  graduated on January 23, 1849 to become the first female doctor in history. After being rejected by nineteen medical schools but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College.

Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Physician

FIRST FEMALE DOCTOR Elizabeth Blackwell was rejected by medical schools but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY. She graduated on January 1849 to become the first female doctor in history.

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school, in 1849. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and colleagues founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.  Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman.

In 1859 Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register

The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. When Elizabeth Blackwell applied to Geneva Medical School in 1847, the students thought it was a prank- so all 150 of them voted her in. She graduated in 2 years, co-established...

The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. When Elizabeth Blackwell applied to Geneva Medical School in the students thought it was a prank- so all 150 of them voted her in. She graduated in 2 years, co-established.

Elizabeth Blackwell

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lindahall:  Holly by Elizabeth Blackwell from Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum, 1754.

Elizabeth Blackwell, Holly from Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum, Also known as A Curious Herbal. Via lindahall

Illustration of an incident in the operating room during Elizabeth Blackwell's medical school education, in Our Famous Women, 1884.

Illustration of an incident in the operating room during Elizabeth Blackwell's medical school education, in Our Famous Women,

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