Biography of Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)

Doctor American, regarded as the first woman who practiced medicine in the United States. He was born in 1821 in Bristol, England, and died in 1910 in Sussex.

He studied medicine in Geneva, graduating in 1849 by the school of Medicine of Geneva. After graduation, he studied at the Bartholomew┬┤s of London.

Along with his sister Emily, he emigrated to New York in 1832 and, in 1853, they founded a hospital for women and children with limited means to survive, which was attended only by women, and is now known under the name of New York infirmary. In 1869, Blackwell returned to England and founded the school of medicine for women in London, where he worked as Professor of Gynecology until 1907.

His major publications include early works for the opening of the medical profession to women, 1895.

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