23 January 2015

On This Day: Elizabeth Blackwell received medical degree


It was On This Day that Elizabeth Blackwell received her medical degree from New York’s Geneva College. Blackwell, English by birth, went on to found the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. She later returned to England where she became a professor of gynecology. Blackwell received her M.D. in 1849, making her the first woman to receive an M.D. from an American medical school! 

Photo:
National Institute of Health (NIH): Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.