The doctor Elizabeth Blackwell died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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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.
Just like her four sisters, she never married, instead focusing on her career and passion for medicine.
It is not easy to be a pioneer – but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.
If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.
The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.