Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first fully accredited female doctor in the United States. She, along with her sister, Emily, founded the first medical school for women, resulting in greater acceptance of female physicians, more opportunities for meaningful work for American women, and stricter standards for medical schools as a whole.March is Women's History Month, showcasing the many contributions that women have made throughout recorded history. I've been looking forward to posting stories about them and started with When the Drummers Were Women. Since that, I've posted a few other videos which you can find in the Women's Issues category/label of my blog on the right side bar.
The above blurb about Dr. Blackwell is from The National Women's History Program, which you can find here. She is one of 18 honorees in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the theme for 2013.
You can read more about Dr. Blackwell at the National Institute of Health.