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Elizabeth Blackwell

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Birthday
3, 1821
Birthplace
Bristol, England
Death Date
May 31, 1910 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1821
Birthplace
Bristol, England
Death Date
May 31, 1910 (89)

About

Social reformer who helped to lay the groundwork for female doctors in the United States by becoming the first woman to earn a medical degree in the country.

Before Fame

After a dying friend mentioned that a female doctor would have been able to comfort her better, Blackwell became determined to enter the medical field.

Trivia

She aided with a variety of medical help during the Civil War.

Family Life

Just like her four sisters, she never married, instead focusing on her career and passion for medicine.

Associated With

She lived during the same time as Susan B. Anthony, and they both had a great impact on the equalization of woman's rights.