Wednesday, January 23, 2008

First Female to Graduate from Med School Born Today

Elizabeth Blackwell was not only the first woman to graduate from medical school, earning an MD degree, she also graduated first in her class. Blackwell served as a doctor for the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, she founded the Women’s Medical College in New York with her sister Emily Blackwell, who had also become a doctor. Elizabeth Blackwell died May 31, 1910.

Click here for tons of biographical information on Elizabeth Blackwell.

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Anonymous said...

I think that is so cool how Elizabeth was one of the docters for the Union Army during the Civil War!!!


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Anonymous said...

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