Born this Day: February 3, 1821
Date of Death: May 31, 1910
Zodiac Sun Sign: Aquarius
Contribution to the Healing Community: First female medical doctor.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school. She was a school teacher prior to attending and graduating from Geneva Medical College in New York in 1849. Her sister, Emily Blackwell, followed in her footsteps and also received a medical degree. Together they founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children... more about Elizabeth Blackwell and her pioneering achievements in the medical community.
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