The First Woman Doctor Author:Rachel Baker "I don't know what I'm going to be," said Elizabeth Blackwell when she was six. "But I think it will be something hard." — Twenty years later, mobs threaten her life. Women pull their skirts away when she goes by. No one will rent her a room. No medical school wants to admit her. — Young Elizabeth Blackwell certainly chose "something hard" whe... more »n she decided to become a doctor. It was a time when men--who often didn't even wash their hands before an operation---ruled supreme in the medical world.
But Elizabeth did become a doctor---a good one---in spite of everything. Read her thrilling story.« less