Elizabeth Blackwell


TIH 023 2022 Elizabeth Blackwell

January 23, 2022: In history, on this day in 1849, Geneva Medical College in New York bestowed a medical degree upon Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in the United States to receive one. Faced with discrimination throughout her career, Elizabeth Blackwell succeeded in becoming a doctor, practicing her profession, teaching medicine in London, and inspiring other women to become doctors. In 2017, for the first time ever, a majority of medical students in the United States were women.

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