Elizabeth Blackwell, PhD, was born in Bristol, England in 1821. …

Elizabeth Blackwell, PhD, was born in Bristol, England in 1821.  She moved to the U.S.A. as a child, and soon found her calling in medicine.  After being rejected by twenty-nine medical schools, she was admitted to Geneva Medical College, and in 1849 became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S.  She found it difficult to practice her craft due to the misogynist attitudes of the day, but she managed to work as a physician and start the London School of Medicine for Women.

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