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Elizabeth Blackwell (1) [1821–1910]

This page covers the author of Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women.

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Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in the USA to receive a medical degree, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first woman to graduate from medical school, and became a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine. She was also a social and moral reformer in both countries.

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