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Black·well(blăck′wĕl′, -wəl), Antoinette Louisa Brown 1825-1921.
American social reformer. The first formally appointed (1852) woman pastor in America, she advocated abolition, temperance, and women's rights.
Blackwell, Elizabeth 1821-1910.
British-born American physician who was the first woman to earn an MD from an American medical school (1849). With her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), she founded (1857) an infirmary for women and children in New York City and later (1868) a women's medical college at the infirmary.
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Black•well(ˈblæk wəl, -ˌwɛl)
Elizabeth, 1821–1910, first woman physician in the U.S., born in England.
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