Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, 1849
Check out my latest post on the Heroes, Heroines, and History Blog. – Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, 1849.
Elizabeth Blackwell didn’t always want to be a doctor. In fact, she said she “hated everything connected with the body, and could not bear the sight of a medical book...” However, when a dying friend said she wished she’d had a woman physician, Elizabeth changed her mind about medicine. She became the first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States. .