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Elizabeth Blackwell : first woman physician

by Binns, Tristan Boyer, 1968-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 4 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B BLACKWELL
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Biography j 92 BLACKWELL
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Summary
At a time when only men were supposed to become doctors, Elizabeth Blackwell earned a medical degree in 1849 from Geneva Medical College in New York. She was the first woman in the United States to ever earn such a degree. After graduating, she struggled to find ways to expand her medical knowledge. She traveled to France to study at La Maternite hospital in Paris. A serious eye infection forced Blackwell to lose her left eye and ended her dreams of becoming a surgeon. In 1853, she founded a free dispensary in New York City, the first of her many efforts to help provide women and children with better health care. Throughout her career, she fought tirelessly to help other women gain opportunities in medicine. Book jacket.
Contents
A bright beginning
A hard challenge
Gaining experience
Struggling to start
New beginnings
Challenges and successes
War and opportunity
Starting over
London triumph
Active until the end.

Additional Information
Series Great life stories.
Subjects Blackwell, Elizabeth, -- 1821-1910 -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicians -- England -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,2005
Language English
Description 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0531124029 (alk. paper)
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