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Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in England.

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Prominent Americans Series
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American Medical Women's Association - Honors
... The Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, named for Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman awarded an M.D ... include the first woman physician, Elizabeth Blackwell and two former Surgeon Generals of the United States Antonia Novello and Joycelyn Elders ...
Elizabeth Blackwell - Honours
... Two institutions honour Elizabeth Blackwell as an alumna Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the current name of Geneva College, the founding institution of Geneva Medical College ...

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    I felt more determined than ever to become a physician, and thus place a strong barrier between me and all ordinary marriage. 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.
    Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)

    It is well worth the efforts of a lifetime to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil—viz. the deadly atheism which asserts that because forms of evil have always existed in society, therefore they must always exist; and that the attainment of a high ideal is a hopeless chimera.
    —Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)