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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

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Lashann Biondi

on 1 May 2017

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Transcript of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

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May 31, 1907
1821
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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
1832
The Blackwell Family moved to America.

They settled to Cincinnati, Ohio.
1847
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.
1849
Elizabeth graduated from the Geneva College of Medicine with top honors.
1857
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.
1861
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.
1869
Elizabeth moved back to England to open another school. Florence Nightingale helped Elizabeth open the London School of Medicine for Women.
1875
Elizabeth became a Professor at the London School of Medicine.
1821
Elizabeth was born on February 3, 1821 in Bristol, England.

Her parents were Samuel and Hannah. They had nine children.
1839
Elizabeth took a teaching job in Kentucky to make money to pay for medical school.
1868
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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