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Blackwell, Elizabeth (1821–1910)

  • By: Heather K. Michon
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Elizabeth Blackwell was a pioneer in the field of preventative medicine and the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. She was born into a large and privileged family in Bristol, England, on February 3, 1821. Her father, Samuel, ...

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