Elizabeth Blackwell

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Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821-1910) was the first modern woman doctor, and the first woman doctor in the United States.

She was born in Bristol, England, on 3 February 1821. When she was young, her family moved to America. At first, she was a teacher. She became a doctor in 1849. She founded her own hospital in New York. In 1874 she started a medical school for women in London with Sophie Jex-Blake and promoted women's rights.

She never married and opposed slavery.

In 2013 the University of Bristol launched the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research.

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