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Marie E. Zakrzewska (1829–1902)

Author of A woman's quest; the life of Marie E. Zakrzewska, M.D

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Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska was born in Berlin, Germany to a Polish family. In 1853, she came to the USA to obtain the medical training denied her in Europe. She became a pioneering female physician and with Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, established the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. In 1862, she co-founded the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston. She set high standards for the clinical training of doctors and nurses for women.
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