Blackwell Elizabeth


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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

(blăck′wĕl′), Elizabeth 1821-1910.
British-born American physician who was the first woman to be awarded a medical doctorate in modern times (1849). She founded an infirmary for women and children in New York City that her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), also a physician, directed. Emily Blackwell was the first woman doctor to perform major surgeries on a regular basis.
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