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Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)

Blackwell, Elizabeth. A noted American physician and medical and ethical writer; born at Bristol, England, 1821; died at Hastings, England, June 1, 1910. She was the first woman that ever obtained the degree of M.D. in the United States (1849), beginning practice in New York (1851). With her sister Emily, she opened the New York infirmary for women and children (1854), organizing in connection with it the Women’s Medical College (1867). In 1868 she became professor in a woman’s medical college that she had assisted in organizing in London. She wrote: ‘Laws of Life’ (1852); ‘Counsel to Parents on the Moral Education of their Children’ (1879); ‘Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women’; ‘The Human Element in Sex.’