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Lone Woman: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell the First Woman Doctor
Lone Woman The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell the First Woman Doctor Author:Dorothy Clarke Wilson One seldom hears the phrase "double standar" today, yet that condition was all too real in mid-nineteenth cntury America. It described the common lot of women-in the professions, in the economic sphere, in politics and in the home. Yet even in those days there were a few determined women who refused to accept the status quo. Such a one was El... more »izabeth Blackwell, the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree.
Born into a large family in England in 1821, Elizabeth Blackqell was brought to the United States as a child. Throughout her life she was surrounded by a circle of family and friends which held, in its numbers, some of the most dynamic personalities of the times...
Although Dr. Blackwell worked as a general practitioner in New York City, she is best remembered today, with her sister Dr. Emily Blackwell, as the founder of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. The Infirmary was later expanded to include a women's college for tranining doctors, and this important medical unit (under the title The New York Infirmary) still stands today...« less