Heralding the Way to a New World
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), Doctor
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) graduated from Geneva Medical College in Geneva, NY in 1849, becoming the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. After further training in Europe, Blackwell returned to the U.S. to establish the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1857 and a Women’s Medical College in 1868. Blackwell devoted much of her life to increasing the presence of and opportunities for women in medicine.
In the exhibition:
“An Incident in the Student Life of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell – An Actual Scene in the Operating-Room of a Medical College.” From Our famous women; an authorized record of the lives and deeds of distinguished American women of our times…(pg. 142), by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps et al., 1884 [c1883], Hartford, Conn.: A. D. Worthington. Rubenstein Library.
Elizabeth Blackwell. Erroneous Method in Medical Education. Westminster: Women’s Printing Society Limited, 21B, Great College Street, 1891.
Elizabeth Blackwell.Medicine and Morality. London: W. Speaight & Sons, Printers, Fetter Lane, 1881.
Elizabeth Blackwell.Scientific Method in Biology. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1898.
Elizabeth Blackwell. Letter from Blackwell to unknown, n.d. Blackwell Family Papers, 1845-1976 and undated.
All items in this exhibition are from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Library, unless otherwise noted.