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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

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Lashann Biondi

on 1 May 2017

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May 31, 1907
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
The Blackwell Family moved to America.

They settled to Cincinnati, Ohio.
After 28 NOs she was accepted to medical school. Elizabeth opened a letter from Geneva Medical School in New York.

The boy students and townspeople were mean and bullied her.
Elizabeth graduated from the Geneva College of Medicine with top honors.
Elizabeth Blackwell wanted to be a doctor but she was not allowed to practice.

She opened her own hospital with her sister Dr. Emily Blackwell. They opened a hospital for poor women and children on May 12, 1857.
Abraham Lincoln was President and it was the start of the Civil War.

During the Civil War, Elizabeth trained many women to be nurses who were a great help to the United Army.
Elizabeth moved back to England to open another school. Florence Nightingale helped Elizabeth open the London School of Medicine for Women.
Elizabeth became a Professor at the London School of Medicine.
Elizabeth was born on February 3, 1821 in Bristol, England.

Her parents were Samuel and Hannah. They had nine children.
Elizabeth took a teaching job in Kentucky to make money to pay for medical school.
Elizabeth opened a women's medical school just for women. It was the Women's Medical College of the New York Infirmary.
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