Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

Ambar Hichez and Aurys Gomez

About Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

  • Born on February 3, 1821
  • After her father’s death in 1838, she opened a school along with her mother and sister.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school.
  • She studied independently with a doctor before getting accepted to the Geneva Medical College in upstate New York in 1847.
  • She graduated from New York's Geneva Medical College, in 1849
  • She published several important books on the issue of women in medicine
  • After working in Paris and London, Elizabeth Blackwell established a private practice in New York City.
  • She later opened a clinic that became known as the New York Dispensary for Poor Women and Children in 1853.
  • She established the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children in 1857.
  • In the late 1860s, Elizabeth Blackwell created a medical school for women. Part of their education.
  • She had helped establish the U.S. Sanitary Commission.
  • Soon after establishing the college, Elizabeth Blackwell returned to England.
  • She retired in 1877 and moved to Hastings
  • Elizabeth Blackwell died at her home there on May 31, 1910.