The Story Of The Blackwell Sisters, Pioneers Of Women In Medicine

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The Story Of The Blackwell Sisters, Pioneers Of Women In Medicine

Tuesday, 19 January

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to earn her medical degree​ in the United States​. Her sister Emily​ soon after​ followed in her footsteps. Janice Nimura tells the story of the "complicated, prickly" ​19th century ​trailblazers​ in her book 'The Doctors Blackwell.' ​"To me, [the Blackwells] taught me that it's really important in this moment to kind of relearn how to admire women​," Nimura says. ​

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